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Is it possible to create an Ambari cluster with only Kafka and no other services?

Is it possible to create an Ambari cluster with only Kafka and no other services?

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I want to create a cluster with only Kafka, Zookeeper & Metrics monitor (no Yarn, Hdfs, Storm). On another thread on in this forum, it was described that Ambari 2.1.x onwards supports non-hdfs clusters, but I was not able to find any documentation or sample blueprint.

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Re: Is it possible to create an Ambari cluster with only Kafka and no other services?

@Rajhiv Grandhi

Yes, take a look at the documentation here:

https://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.5.3/bk_kafka-component-guide/content/ch_install...

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Re: Is it possible to create an Ambari cluster with only Kafka and no other services?

Hi @Rajhiv Grandhi,

Yes that's totally possible, and for that I would recommend you to use the HDF stack instead of the HDP stack, this is exactly what you are looking for:

https://hortonworks.com/products/data-center/hdf

This way, you will be able to install only the components you listed.

Hope this helps.

Re: Is it possible to create an Ambari cluster with only Kafka and no other services?

@Rajhiv Grandhi

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