Lenses on Amazon cloud (AWS MSK)

Lenses is the fastest way to manage your data over Apache Kafka and create Kubernetes Flows that is now available for AWS Managed Kafka and any other AWS setup.

Get started in 3 simple steps!


Get your Key

You will require a License or Trial Key to be able to run Lenses.


Select Template

Select the CloudFormation via the AWS Marketplace


Connect your Kafka

Fill in the Kafka details and your are ready to launch!

How Kafka Managed Streaming works with Lenses

2-min video on how to setup Lenses via AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace

Getting started with Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (AWS MSK) is even simpler with the single click Lenses deployment. Lenses expands your Kafka setup by providing direct visibility to your data via secure multi-tenant SQL and self-service streaming flows. Lenses can be deployed on AWS with your own Apache Kafka. Discover now on Amazon Marketplace!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lenses will be deployed as an isolated EC2 instance in the provided VPC you will choose in CloudFormation deployment.

Lenses CloudFormation deployment doesn't manipulate your VPC security group because of AWS Marketplace best practices, so you need follow a few manual steps as our documentation describes.

AWS MSK doesn't provide a way to enable JMX ports at all. So Lenses will run without JMX configured.

The CloudFormation deployment auto-creates for you a CloudWatch log group based on the provided name of the stack. You can visit in AWS console the CloudWatch page and you will be able to see the logs.

The password is the generated instance ID of Lenses EC2 instance, according to the AWS Marketplace best practices.

Lenses configuration is located under the path /mnt/lenses

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