KAFKA DOWNLOAD SOLVED - KAFKA WAS INSTALLED ALREADY.
STILL CONFIGURATION ISSUE REGARDING STARTING.
I downloaded Kafka parcels from the cloudera website and put them in the /opt/cloudera/parcel-repo directory. I also put them into a /parcel-temp directory and added it as a remote parcel URL. The parcels aren't being found when I Check for New Parcels. There is only one parcel currently installed (the Cloudera Manager parcel).
Kafka does show up in the GUI... does that mean it's already loaded? it won't start and i'm getting vague log entries.