Broker Configuration Properties
Broker configuration properties are applied individually to each broker in a cluster.
|After you change a broker-level property setting, you must restart the broker for the change to take effect.|
To learn how to set these properties from studying a sample configuration file, see the broker configuration sample.
Path to the admin API documentation directory.
The directory where the cache archive is stored. This property is mandatory when cloud_storage_enabled is set to
A limit on the number of consecutive times a broker can crash within one hour before its crash-tracking logic is reset. This limit prevents a broker from getting stuck in an infinite cycle of crashes.
null, the property is disabled and no limit is applied.
The crash-tracking logic is reset (to zero consecutive crashes) by any of the following conditions:
The broker shuts down cleanly.
One hour passes since the last crash.
The broker configuration file,
redpanda.yaml, is updated.
startup_logfile in the broker’s data_directory is manually deleted.
Units: number of consecutive crashes of a broker
Flag to enable developer mode, which skips most of the checks performed at startup.
Controls how a new cluster is formed. This property must have the same value in all brokers in a cluster.
true, an empty seed_servers list denotes that this broker should form a cluster. At most, one broker in the cluster should be configured with an empty seed_servers list. If no such configured broker exists, or if configured to be
false, then all brokers denoted by the seed_servers list must be identical in their configurations, and those brokers form the initial cluster.
This is set to
IP address and port of the Kafka API endpoint that handles requests.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) configuration for the Kafka API endpoint.
Enables log warning messages for memory allocations greater than the given threshold size, in bytes.
If set to
null, the property is disabled, so no log messages are enabled.
If enabled, the log warnings are rate limited: the first warning will be for any allocation greater than or equal to the configured threshold, then for every subsequent warning the threshold is increased by 1.618x the current threshold.
Units: bytes per memory allocation
A number that uniquely identifies the broker within the cluster. If
null (the default value), Redpanda automatically assigns an ID. If set, it must be non-negative value.
Range: [0, …]
A label that identifies a failure zone. Apply the same label to all brokers in the same failure zone. When enable_rack_awareness is set to
true at the cluster level, the system uses the rack labels to spread partition replicas across different failure zones.
List of seed servers used to join an existing cluster.
If a cluster does not already exist:
When empty_seed_starts_cluster is
true, if the seed_servers list is empty, this broker will be the cluster root to form a new cluster that other brokers subsequently join. Exactly one broker in the cluster should set seed_servers to be empty when first bootstrapping a cluster. For brokers that are not the root broker, this is the list of brokers used to join the cluster.
Otherwise, when empty_seed_starts_cluster is
false, this refers to the list of brokers that initially bootstrap the cluster. In this case, seed_servers cannot be empty, and seed_servers must be identical for all brokers in that list. For brokers not in the seed_servers list, this is the list of brokers used to join the cluster.