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Configuring and Deploying Kafka message stubs using IBM RIT

  • 1.  Configuring and Deploying Kafka message stubs using IBM RIT

    Posted Mon February 22, 2021 04:52 PM

    I'm trying to publish a Kafka topic from IBM RIT 10.1.1 on RTCP

    Apparently, when I publish the stub to RTCP, it does not show in 'Environment' tab. Am I missing something here?

    Also,

    If I wish to publish a Topic on Kafka CL, what configuration should be done in IBM RIT stub?

    Note:

    I'm new to Kafka use and its virtualization.

    Good documentation on publishing and using Kafka stub virtualized using IBM RIT would be of great help.

    Already referred this doc, does not help with publishing on RTCP or on Kafka CL:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSBLQQ_10.0.2/com.ibm.rational.rit.integration.doc/topics/c_ritak_akafka.html


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  • 2.  RE: Configuring and Deploying Kafka message stubs using IBM RIT

    Posted Mon February 22, 2021 05:30 PM

    I would expect the stub to show in RTCP Environments if RTCP is version 10.0.2 or newer (when Kafka support was added).

    Do you see the project in the RTCP Administration > Domains and Environments > Projects?

    The link you show is the available documentation available on using Kafka.

    What are you referring to with "Kafka CL"?

    Perhaps a Support ticket would be more appropriate here.


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  • 3.  RE: Configuring and Deploying Kafka message stubs using IBM RIT

    Posted Tue February 23, 2021 09:57 AM

    Yes Steve, I agree. I will raise a support ticket.


    Apparently, I was deploying the stub in 'default' domain, and that did not work.

    I changed the domain, and the stub showed up on RTCP.


    However, I'm still to figure out SSL configuration and how to provide the stub to the client.

    New to this topic, hence no idea how the process works.


    By Kafka CL I meant the client server where Topics are published. I'm not sure how to relate/configure the client to use the stub topic instead of client server; Possibility to redirect and change config at client server is yet to be discussed with client team.

    Hence, amidst all this research don't know how to quote a correct query here.


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  • 4.  RE: Configuring and Deploying Kafka message stubs using IBM RIT

    Posted Tue February 23, 2021 03:05 PM

    If you create a stub, that will run on RIT-Agent and it will connect to your Kafka server as your other clients do.

    The stub is not simulating or replacing the Kafka server, but is subscribing to a topic and publishing to a topic.

    You might need to change your application to use the topics that the stub uses.


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