Create a Topic

After you create a cluster, you can create a topic for that cluster.

  1. From the Home page, select the cluster you want to use for creating a topic.

  2. From the navigation menu, select Topics. The Topics page displays the current list of topics.

  3. Click Create Topic.

  4. In Topic Name, enter a name for your topic.

  5. (Optional) Fill in the following fields to overwrite the default settings. Defaults are populated from information stored in the broker.

    Property Description


    The number of partitions for the topic.

    Replication factor

    The number of partition replicas for the topic. Three replicas are recommended. The value for this property must meet or exceed the cluster’s minimum_topic_replication setting.

    Cleanup policy

    The policy that determines how to clean up old log segments. The default is delete.

    Retention time

    The maximum length of time to keep messages in a topic. The default is 7 days.

    Retention size

    The maximum size of each partition. If a partition reaches this size and more messages are added, the oldest messages are deleted. The default is infinite.

  6. (Optional) Under Additional Configuration, add more topic properties. See topic and partition properties.

  7. Click Create.

The Topics page adds the topic you created to the list of topics.