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Last Update:

30 Oct 2019

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Software Author(s):

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Kafka Tool

This is not the latest version of Kafka Tool available.

2.0.5 | Updated: 30 Oct 2019



Downloads of v 2.0.5:



Software Author(s):

  • DB Solo LLC

Kafka Tool 2.0.5

This is not the latest version of Kafka Tool available.

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To install Kafka Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Kafka Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Kafka Tool, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade kafka-tool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade kafka-tool -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure kafka-tool installed
    name: kafka-tool
    state: present
    version: 2.0.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'kafka-tool' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.0.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: kafka-tool,
    Version: 2.0.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kafka-tool
   Name     = 'kafka-tool'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.0.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kafka-tool':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.0.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install kafka-tool version="2.0.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 18 Nov 2019.



Kafka Browser

The browser tree in Kafka Tool allows you to view and navigate the objects in your Apache Kafka cluster -- brokers, topics, partitions, consumers -- with a couple of mouse-clicks. Connections to your Kafka cluster are persisted so you don't need to memorize or enter them every time. You can quickly view information about all your clusters no matter how many you have.

View Messages

You can quickly view messages and their keys in the partitions of your topics. You can select how many messages to view at once and which offset to read messages from. You can view the oldest or newest messages, or you can specify a starting offset where to start reading the messages from. By default Kafka Tool will show your messages and keys in hexadecimal format. However, if your messages are UTF-8 encoded strings, Kafka Tool can show the actual string instead of the regular hexadecimal format.

View Text Data as JSON/XML

If your string-based data is either in JSON or XML format, you can view it in a pretty-printed form in the detail panel of the Data-tab under partitions.

View Consumer Offsets

The browser tree allows you to quickly view all the offsets of your Kafka consumers. The list will show both the start/end offsets of the partitions as well as the offset of consumers within each partition.

You can also view the offsets stored by the Apache Storm's Kafka spouts. Read more

Saving Individual Messages

You can save individual messages to a file on your hard drive using the Save-button in the detail panel of the Data-tab of partitions. The file will contain the bytes of the message as-is. You can also save the key of the message using the same mechanism.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName

  url           = ''
  checksum      = '5ad9cf76b0ded44b674f4a38e3019f1b782dc83df58d51c5d14a09375b7c58ce'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  url64bit      = ''
  checksum64    = 'acd6cf1474085a1091188f09ae866b6a7c0cd7f6c0d50c32d3a6b1af9b620baf'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "-q"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'Kafka Tool *'
  fileType      = 'exe'
  silentArgs    = "-q"

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Kafka Tool 2.0.8 330 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Approved
Kafka Tool 2.0.7 694 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Approved
Kafka Tool 2.0.6 74 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Approved
Kafka Tool 2.0.5 159 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Approved
Kafka Tool 2.0.4 247 Sunday, July 14, 2019 Approved

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