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Kafka exporter for Prometheus. For other metrics from Kafka, have a look at the JMX exporter.

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Support Apache Kafka version (and later).



Binary can be downloaded from Releases page.


Build Binary


Build Docker Image

make docker

Docker Hub Image

docker pull danielqsj/kafka-exporter:latest

It can be used directly instead of having to build the image yourself. (Docker Hub danielqsj/kafka-exporter)


Run Binary

kafka_exporter --kafka.server=kafka:9092 [--kafka.server=another-server ...]

Run Docker Image

docker run -ti --rm -p 9308:9308 danielqsj/kafka-exporter --kafka.server=kafka:9092 [--kafka.server=another-server ...]


This image is configurable using different flags

Flag nameDefaultDescription
kafka.serverkafka:9092Addresses (host:port) of Kafka server
kafka.version1.0.0Kafka broker version
sasl.enabledfalseConnect using SASL/PLAIN
sasl.handshaketrueOnly set this to false if using a non-Kafka SASL proxy
sasl.usernameSASL user name
sasl.passwordSASL user password
sasl.mechanismSASL mechanism can be plain, scram-sha512, scram-sha256
sasl.service-nameService name when using Kerberos Auth
sasl.kerberos-config-pathKerberos config path
sasl.realmKerberos realm
sasl.keytab-pathKerberos keytab file path
sasl.kerberos-auth-typeKerberos auth type. Either 'keytabAuth' or 'userAuth'
tls.enabledfalseConnect using TLS
tls.ca-fileThe optional certificate authority file for TLS client authentication
tls.cert-fileThe optional certificate file for client authentication
tls.key-fileThe optional key file for client authentication
tls.insecure-skip-tls-verifyfalseIf true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity
topic.filter.*Regex that determines which topics to collect
group.filter.*Regex that determines which consumer groups to collect
web.listen-address:9308Address to listen on for web interface and telemetry
web.telemetry-path/metricsPath under which to expose metrics
log.enable-saramafalseTurn on Sarama logging
use.consumelag.zookeeperfalseif you need to use a group from zookeeper
zookeeper.serverlocalhost:2181Address (hosts) of zookeeper server
kafka.labelsKafka cluster name
refresh.metadata30sMetadata refresh interval
offset.show-alltrueWhether show the offset/lag for all consumer group, otherwise, only show connected consumer groups
concurrent.enablefalseIf true, all scrapes will trigger kafka operations otherwise, they will share results. WARN: This should be disabled on large clusters
topic.workers100Number of topic workers
verbosity0Verbosity log level


Boolean values are uniquely managed by Kingpin. Each boolean flag will have a negative complement: --<name> and --no-<name>.

For example:

If you need to disable sasl.handshake, you could add flag --no-sasl.handshake


Documents about exposed Prometheus metrics.

For details on the underlying metrics please see Apache Kafka.


Metrics details

NameExposed informations
kafka_brokersNumber of Brokers in the Kafka Cluster

Metrics output example

# HELP kafka_brokers Number of Brokers in the Kafka Cluster.
# TYPE kafka_brokers gauge
kafka_brokers 3


Metrics details

NameExposed informations
kafka_topic_partitionsNumber of partitions for this Topic
kafka_topic_partition_current_offsetCurrent Offset of a Broker at Topic/Partition
kafka_topic_partition_oldest_offsetOldest Offset of a Broker at Topic/Partition
kafka_topic_partition_in_sync_replicaNumber of In-Sync Replicas for this Topic/Partition
kafka_topic_partition_leaderLeader Broker ID of this Topic/Partition
kafka_topic_partition_leader_is_preferred1 if Topic/Partition is using the Preferred Broker
kafka_topic_partition_replicasNumber of Replicas for this Topic/Partition
kafka_topic_partition_under_replicated_partition1 if Topic/Partition is under Replicated

Metrics output example

# HELP kafka_topic_partitions Number of partitions for this Topic
# TYPE kafka_topic_partitions gauge
kafka_topic_partitions{topic="__consumer_offsets"} 50

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_current_offset Current Offset of a Broker at Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_current_offset gauge
kafka_topic_partition_current_offset{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 0

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_oldest_offset Oldest Offset of a Broker at Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_oldest_offset gauge
kafka_topic_partition_oldest_offset{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 0

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_in_sync_replica Number of In-Sync Replicas for this Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_in_sync_replica gauge
kafka_topic_partition_in_sync_replica{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 3

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_leader Leader Broker ID of this Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_leader gauge
kafka_topic_partition_leader{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 0

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_leader_is_preferred 1 if Topic/Partition is using the Preferred Broker
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_leader_is_preferred gauge
kafka_topic_partition_leader_is_preferred{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 1

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_replicas Number of Replicas for this Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_replicas gauge
kafka_topic_partition_replicas{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 3

# HELP kafka_topic_partition_under_replicated_partition 1 if Topic/Partition is under Replicated
# TYPE kafka_topic_partition_under_replicated_partition gauge
kafka_topic_partition_under_replicated_partition{partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 0

Consumer Groups

Metrics details

NameExposed informations
kafka_consumergroup_current_offsetCurrent Offset of a ConsumerGroup at Topic/Partition
kafka_consumergroup_lagCurrent Approximate Lag of a ConsumerGroup at Topic/Partition

Metrics output example

# HELP kafka_consumergroup_current_offset Current Offset of a ConsumerGroup at Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_consumergroup_current_offset gauge
kafka_consumergroup_current_offset{consumergroup="KMOffsetCache-kafka-manager-3806276532-ml44w",partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} -1

# HELP kafka_consumergroup_lag Current Approximate Lag of a ConsumerGroup at Topic/Partition
# TYPE kafka_consumergroup_lag gauge
kafka_consumergroup_lag{consumergroup="KMOffsetCache-kafka-manager-3806276532-ml44w",partition="0",topic="__consumer_offsets"} 1

Grafana Dashboard

Grafana Dashboard ID: 7589, name: Kafka Exporter Overview.

For details of the dashboard please see Kafka Exporter Overview.


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Code is licensed under the Apache License 2.0.