kafka-leader-election.sh Shell Script

kafka-leader-election.sh is a shell script to launch kafka.admin.LeaderElectionCommand standalone application for Partition Leader Election.

Among the supported options, kafka-leader-election.sh accepts accepts a JSON file with partitions to include in election.

$ kafka-topics.sh \
    --bootstrap-server :9092 \
    --create \
    --topic t1 \
    --partitions 3 \
    --replication-factor 1

$ cat leader-election.json
{ "partitions":
    { "topic": "t1", "partition": 1 },
    { "topic": "t1", "partition": 2 }

$ ./bin/kafka-leader-election.sh \
  --path-to-json-file leader-election.json \
  --election-type preferred \
  --bootstrap-server :9092

When executed with no options, kafka-leader-election.sh assumes --help.

$ kafka-leader-election.sh
This tool attempts to elect a new leader for a set of topic partitions. The type of elections supported are preferred replicas and unclean replicas.
Option                                  Description
------                                  -----------
--admin.config <String: config file>    Configuration properties files to pass
                                          to the admin client
--all-topic-partitions                  Perform election on all of the
                                          eligible topic partitions based on
                                          the type of election (see the --
                                          election-type flag). Not allowed if
                                          --topic or --path-to-json-file is
--bootstrap-server <String: host:port>  A hostname and port for the broker to
                                          connect to, in the form host:port.
                                          Multiple comma separated URLs can be
                                          given. REQUIRED.
--election-type <[PREFERRED,UNCLEAN]:   Type of election to attempt. Possible
  election type>                          values are "preferred" for preferred
                                          leader election or "unclean" for
                                          unclean leader election. If
                                          preferred election is selection, the
                                          election is only performed if the
                                          current leader is not the preferred
                                          leader for the topic partition. If
                                          unclean election is selected, the
                                          election is only performed if there
                                          are no leader for the topic
                                          partition. REQUIRED.
--help                                  Print usage information.
--partition <Integer: partition id>     Partition id for which to perform an
                                          election. REQUIRED if --topic is
--path-to-json-file <String: Path to    The JSON file with the list  of
  JSON file>                              partition for which leader elections
                                          should be performed. This is an
                                          example format.
                                        	[{"topic": "foo", "partition": 1},
                                        	 {"topic": "foobar", "partition": 2}]
                                        Not allowed if --all-topic-partitions
                                          or --topic flags are specified.
--topic <String: topic name>            Name of topic for which to perform an
                                          election. Not allowed if --path-to-
                                          json-file or --all-topic-partitions
                                          is specified.
--version                               Display Kafka version.

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