This topic describes how to select an appropriate instance edition for the user-created Kafka cluster that is to be migrated to Alibaba Cloud by using the specification evaluation feature of Message Queue for Apache Kafka.

Prerequisites

You have registered an Alibaba Cloud account and passed real-name verification. 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 lowest costs. That is, we recommend Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances with the lowest price, which can meet the normal business needs.

Perform the following operations to evaluate the specifications:

  1. Log on to the Message Queue for Apache Kafkaconsole.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose migration.
  4. Click specification evaluation tab.
  5. In the Instance Specifications section, enter the specification information of the user-created Kafka cluster and click Evaluate.
    The recommended Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance edition appears in the Recommended section. evaluate specification
    For more information about Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance editions, see Instance editions.

What to do next

You have purchased and deployed a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance. For more information, see Access from VPC.