I did go through the docs and installed the Kafka add-on via the Deployer in a Search head cluster. I copied the install .gz file to the shcluster directory and pushed it out to the other SHs in the cluster.
Now I need to configure this.
As per the docs I need to set it up via the UI. But I dont find the Set up under Apps-->Manage Apps-->Kafka appoption in any of the search heads at all.
Splunk Add-on for Kafka Splunk_TA_kafka 1.1.0
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