Create MSK Cluster
Create a new MSK cluster with 3 brokers, each in a different availability zone.

Resource Parameters

The following parameters are needed when following these steps to create a new MSK cluster.
  • Name
  • VPC
  • Subnets
Throughout this guide we use the following example MSK cluster parameters.
  • MSK Cluster
    • Name aklivity
  • VPC
    • Name my-msk-cluster in region us-east-1
  • Subnets
    • Name my-msk-cluster-1a in zone us-east-1a
    • Name my-msk-cluster-1b in zone us-east-1b
    • Name my-msk-cluster-1c in zone us-east-1c

Create the MSK Cluster

Navigate to the MSK Management Console and make sure you have selected the desired region in the upper right corner, such as US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1.
Click the Create cluster button in the top right and fill out the Create cluster form with the following details:
Creation method
Custom
Cluster name
aklivity
Networking
VPC
my-msk-cluster
Zones
3
First Zone
Zone
us-east-1a
Subnet
my-msk-cluster-1a
Second Zone
Zone
us-east-1b
Subnet
my-msk-cluster-1b
Third Zone
Zone
us-east-1c
Subnet
my-msk-cluster-1c
Brokers
Broker type
kafka.t3.small
Storage
EBS storage volume per broker
10 GiB
Security Settings
Access control methods
Unauthenticated access
Encryption
Between clients and brokers
TLS Encryption
Monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch metrics
Basic Monitoring
You can replace these Cluster Name, VPC Name and Subnet example values with your desired values.
Click Create cluster.
This creates MSK cluster my-msk-cluster with 3 brokers, each in a different availability zone of region us-east-1.
Note that it can take up to 15 minutes for the MSK cluster to be created.
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