Supported versions: 4.0.x
Get started with Lenses. Click here to set it up with Docker and connect to an Instaclustr managed Kafka with the standard configuration.
1. Get your Lenses access key
Sign up with Lenses and download your access key.
2. Sign up for Instaclustr and create a Kafka
Instaclustr Apache Kafka is a fully managed streaming platform, deployable in the cloud of your choice.
Start by signing up for an Instaclustr account . Follow the in-product instructions to launch Kafka clusters within the Instaclustr user interface.
Then, enable connectivity to your Kafka.
Enable firewall access
Add your Lenses IP address to the firewall lists:
- Kafka Cluster
- Schema Registry
- Kafka Connect
Settings on your Kafka and Kafka Connect clusters.
Gather 3 connection points
- Kafka endpoint. Go to
- Schema Registry endpoint.
- Kafka Connect endpoint & certificates. Go to your Connect Cluster
Download the Connect certificates. Unzip them.
3. Next steps
With Instaclustr, this endpoint is not available:
- No Kafka metrics via JMX
Without this endpoint these Lenses features are not available: