12.3. Using the Kafka Data Store in GeoServer¶
For general information on working with GeoMesa GeoServer plugins, see GeoServer Plugins.
From the main GeoServer page, create a new store by either clicking “Add stores” in the middle of the Welcome page, or anywhere in the interface by clicking “Data > Stores” in the left-hand menu and then clicking “Add new Store”.
If you have properly installed the GeoMesa Kafka GeoServer plugin as described in Installing GeoMesa Kafka in GeoServer, “Kafka (GeoMesa)” should be included in the list under Vector Data Sources. If you do not see this, check that you unpacked the plugin JARs into in the right directory and restart GeoServer.
On the “Add Store” page, select “Kafka (GeoMesa)”, and fill out the parameters. The parameters are described in Kafka Data Store Parameters.
Click “Save”, and GeoServer will search Zookeeper for any GeoMesa-managed feature types.