This topic shows you how to select an appropriate instance edition by using the specification evaluation feature of Message Queue for Apache Kafka when you migrate a user-created Apache Kafka cluster to Message Queue for Apache Kafka.

Prerequisites

An Alibaba Cloud account is created and real-name verification is complete. For more information, see Create your Alibaba Cloud account.

Evaluate specifications

Note The specification evaluation feature of Message Queue for Apache Kafka follows the principle of minimal costs. We recommend Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances that can meet your business needs and have the lowest price.

To evaluate the specifications, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your resource resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Migration.
  4. On the Migration page, click the Evaluation tab.
  5. In the User-created Cluster Specifications section, enter the specification information of the user-created Apache Kafka cluster, and then click Evaluate.
    In the Recommended section, the Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance edition appears.move
    For more information about Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance editions, see Instance specifications.

What to do next

Purchase and deploy a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance.