This section illustrates the procedure of updating device access settings for kafka in Smart Assurance IP Availability and Performance Manager.

To configure Device Access Settings for Kafka in Smart Assurance IP Availability and Performance Manager:


  • 3 node Kafka Cluster must be up and running.
  • Kafka Cluster must have SASL/PLAINTEXT authentication enabled.

    Refer Kafka Setup for more information.


  1. Click Device Access tab at the bottom of Polling and Thresholds window.
  2. Expand Kafka Bus Access Group > Settings.
  3. Click Kafka Access Setting.
  4. Enter comma separated Kafka Cluster Hostname/IPAddress and Port.
  5. Enter username and password for Kafka.
  6. Confirm password for Kafka.
  7. Enter any name for Discovery topic.
    Default is dcftopo.
  8. Enter any name for Monitoring topic.
    Default is dcfmon.
  9. Click Apply to apply the settings.
  10. Click Reconfigure to accept the configuration on the server.