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Here is a fun one: how do you connect from Python in Cloudera Machine Learning to our Kafka datahub cluster?

The documentation is pretty thorough, but it does not have an example of a python client. That's what I'm going to highlight in this article.


The good news is that since CML and Datahub run in the same network, you don't need to worry about opening the broker ports, therefore you just need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Get and upload your freeIPA certificate
  • Step 2: Find your broker hostnames
  • Step 3: Setup your client

Step 1: Get and upload your freeIPA certificate

  1. Go to your management console > your environment > Actions > Get FreeIPA Certificate:
    Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 12.52.02 PM.png
  2. Once downloaded, go to your CML workspace, and upload your file (e.g. /home/cdsw/ca.crt).

Step 2: Find your broker hostnames

For this, go to your Kafka Datahub Cluster > CM UI > Kafka > Instances; you can find the broker hosts here:
Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 1.18.53 PM.png

Step 3: Setup your client

Then, open a session in CML, and use the following parameters:

from kafka import KafkaProducer
producer = KafkaProducer(bootstrap_servers=['<YOUR_BROKER_URL>:9093','<YOUR_BROKER_URL>:9093','<YOUR_BROKER_URL>:9093'], 
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