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Kafka not consuming messages

I've run the following steps, but there is no data in my target table, or error in the log:


/opt/vertica/packages/kafka/bin/vkconfig scheduler --add —-username dbadmin —-password pass

CREATE FLEX TABLE public.kafka_tgt();

/opt/vertica/packages/kafka/bin/vkconfig topic --add --target public.kafka_tgt --rejection-table public.kafka_rej --topic testiaTest --num-partitions 1 --username dbadmin --password pass

/opt/vertica/packages/kafka/bin/vkconfig kafka-cluster --add --brokers (IP HERE):9092 --cluster K_cluster_1 --username dbadmin --password pass

/opt/vertica/packages/kafka/bin/vkconfig launch --conf /home/dbadmin/


Any ideas how to debug this?




  • I've been able to consume messages from that endpoint and topic from another system, so I know that's working.  Do I need to tell Vertica to start from the beginning of the topic?

  • We've just encountered the same problem with Vertica 8.0.1 against Kafka 0.8 and we've tried against Kafka 0.9 and it seems to be working.

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