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Lookup MSK Server Names

Lookup MSK Server Names

Navigate to the MSK Management Consoleopen in new window. Then click on your MSK cluster name to see the details.

Check your selected region

Make sure you have selected the desired region, ex: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1.


If you followed the Create MSK Cluster guide then click on the MSK cluster named aklivity to see the details.

Click View client information in the Cluster summary section to show the Client integration information.

The Bootstrap servers TLS section shows multiple DNS names with ports, such as:

  • b-1.[name].[id].[instance].kafka.[region]
  • b-2.[name].[id].[instance].kafka.[region]
  • b-3.[name].[id].[instance].kafka.[region]

Each of these bootstrap server names are in the format:

  • b-#.[name].[id].[instance].kafka.[region]

The remainder of the DNS name after b-# is the same for the DNS name of each Kafka server in your MSK cluster, so the wildcard DNS pattern is:

  • *.[name].[id].[instance].kafka.[region]


Note that the colon and port number are not included in the wildcard DNS pattern.