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This tutorial will show you how to set up a test cluster and run Kafka system tests on your local machine. I'll assume here that you have a clone of Kafka trunk.

This is broken down into a series of short-ish videos. A summary of the commands run is below each video clip, so you can skip any video clip if you want to.

 

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Ensure Vagrant and Virtualbox are installed

We'll need both Vagrant and Virtualbox to create a test cluster

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To install Virtualbox, go here

 

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Bootstrap Vagrant for system testing 

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$ # This does things like installing necessary Vagrant plugins, creating a Vagrantfile.local, and creating a reusable Vagrant base box
$ tests/bootstrap-test-env.sh

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$ # If you skipped the previous step, make sure you have a Vagrantfile.local in your Kafka directory
$ cp vagrant/system-test-Vagrantfile.local Vagrantfile.local
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$ # Update Vagrantfile.local, and set num_workers = 10
$ # If you packaged a box,        set base_box = "kafkatest-worker"
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$ vagrant up # This will bring up your cluster
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$ # Other useful vagrant commands
$ vagrant status 		# See how many vms you have, whether they're running, etc.	
$ vagrant ssh <vm_name> # ssh into a vm
$ vagrant hostmanager   # update /etc/hosts on each vm
$ vagrant halt 			# shut down without destroying
$ vagrant destroy -f 	# destroy the vms
 

 

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Run the tests

Here I'll install ducktape, introduce a few useful ducktape commands, show how to actually run the tests, and give an overview of test output.

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