Run, develop, and test a broker instance.


  1. Complete the Initial Setup for GCP and your local environment.

  2. Create a broker instance by following Setup the Broker.


  1. Start the Broker with the attribute KAFKA_TOPIC set to NONE. This will start up everything except the consumer VM. Dataflow jobs will not receive alerts published before they start, so make sure they’ve started.

  2. Run the Consumer Simulator.

  3. Make code changes and updates to the instance components, as desired.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, as desired.

  5. Stop the Broker.

See also: View and Access Resources


1. When you are completely done with the broker instance, delete it by following Delete the Broker.