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 self-managed 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 Sign up with Alibaba Cloud.

Evaluate specifications

Note The specification evaluation feature of Message Queue for Apache Kafka follows the least-cost rule. 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 Resource Distribution section of the Overview page, select the region where your instance resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Migration.
  4. On the Migration page, click Evaluate Specifications.
  5. In the Evaluate Specifications panel, enter the specification information about the self-managed Apache Kafka cluster and click OK.
    After The recommended instance specifications are obtained., the instance specifications recommended by the system appear in the Evaluate Specifications panel. Enter the specification information of the self-managed Apache Kafka cluster
    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.