Manage Kafka Connect connectors and tasks

You can restart, pause, reconfigure or delete connector instances and tasks in KaDeck.


Navigation to the connector detail view

To navigate to the connector detail view, proceed as follows:

  1. Activate a connection with at least one configured Kafka Connect cluster from the Connection Overview.
  2. Select Kafka Connect from the main menu on the left.
  3. Select a connector of your choice by clicking on the name.

Changing the configuration of a connector

Click the Edit button in the upper right corner to change the connector configuration.

KaDeck's Kafka Connect Wizard will open to assist you with auto-completion and documentation for the connector plugin.


Autocomplete for configuration parameters

The autocomplete feature of the configuration editor shows you suggestions of configuration parameters available for the plugin.

You can open the autocomplete by pressing CTRL + spacebar.


Documentation of the Connector plugin

KaDeck also shows you the available documentation for the selected connector plugin.
To view the documentation of a connector, click on Show connector documentation.


Restarting, pausing, or deleting a connector

If a Kafka Connect connector is in a faulty state, it often makes sense to restart the corresponding connector.


You can manage a connector's state from the detail view:

- restart,
- delete,
- or pause.


Restarting a connector task

To restart a task of a connector, click Restart next to the corresponding task.




Changing the number of connector tasks

To change the number of tasks of a connector, you must edit the configuration of the connector.

Click on the Edit button in the upper right area of the screen so that the Kafka Connect Wizard of KaDeck opens.

  1. Add a new line in the configuration editor.
  2. Write
    to define 4 connector tasks.
  3. Click on Confirm to update the configuration and close the wizard.
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