It totally depends on your requirement. If you want all metrics in some
file then other option may be better otherwise the best way to monitor
kafka is through jmx.
Also list of metrics varies in different Kafka versions. I am assuming that
you are using recent Kafka release of 0.8.
Some important metrics in in Kafka-0.8 through JMX are:
Hope it will be helpful for you.
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 9:57 PM, Maxime Brugidou
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