AWS MSK Topic Test

Kafka has a dedicated and fundamental unit for Event or Message organization, called Topics. Kafka Topics are Virtual Groups or Logs that hold messages and events in a logical order, allowing users to send and receive data between Kafka Servers with ease.

This test helps the administrators to monitor any unnecessary message conversion that happened in the target AWS Managed Service Kafka servers.

Target of the test : AWS Managed Service Kafka

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target AWS Managed Service Kafka server.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the AWS Managed Service Kafka Broker that is being monitored.


Specify the port number at which the specified HOST listens. By default, this is NULL.

AWS Default Region

This test uses AWS CLI to interact with AWS Managed Service Kafka and pull relevant metrics. To enable the test to connect to AWS, you need to configure the test with the name of the region to which all requests for metrics should be routed, by default. Specify the name of this AWS Default Region, here.

AWS Access Key ID, AWS Secret Access Key and Confirm Password

To monitor AWS Managed Service Kafka, the eG agent has to be configured with the access key and secret key of a user with a valid AWS account. For this purpose, we recommend that you create a special user on the AWS cloud, obtain the access and secret keys of this user, and configure this test with these keys. The procedure for this has been detailed in the Obtaining an Access key and Secret key topic. Make sure you reconfirm the access and secret keys you provide here by retyping it in the corresponding Confirm Password text box.

Timeout Seconds

Specify the maximum duration (in seconds) for which the test will wait for a response from the server. The default is 10 seconds.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Fetch message conversions

Indicates the number of fetch message conversions per second for the broker.



Produce message conversion

Indicates the number of produce message conversions per second for the broker.



Replication bytes in

Indicates the number of bytes per second received from other brokers.



Replication bytes out

Indicates the number of bytes per second sent to other brokers.


This metric is useful to monitor if the broker is a leader for a group of partitions.