Create topic

Starting with Streaming Data Manager version 1.6.0, you can create Kafka topics from the Streaming Data Manager web interface. To create a new topic, complete the following steps. If you do not want to create the topic from the web interface, you can configure the topic on the web interface, then use the kubectl or the kafka-topics.sh command to create the topic with the same configuration.

  1. Open the Streaming Data Manager web interface and select MENU > TOPICS.

  2. Select Create new topic .

  3. Enter a name for the topic. Adjust the Replication factor and Partitions parameters of the topic as needed, then select Next.

    Topic name Topic name

  4. Configure the other parameters of the topic as needed for your environment. For a full list of configuration options, see the official Kafka documentation.

    Adjust parameters Adjust parameters

    • If you only need to adjust a few parameters, select ADD CONFIGURATION, then select the parameter you want to modify and adjust its value.

      Adjust parameters Adjust parameters

    • If you want to adjust several parameters, or see the default values of other parameters, select ADVANCED, and modify the parameters as needed.

      Adjust parameters Adjust parameters

    Select Next.

  5. Review the configuration of the topic, then select Create.

    If you do not want to create the topic from the web interface, you can use the kubectl or the kafka-topics.sh command to create the topic with the same configuration.

    Topic parameter overview Topic parameter overview

    After the new topic is created, it appears in the list of topics on the MENU > TOPICS page.