This topic describes how to select an appropriate instance edition for a 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

An Alibaba Cloud account is created and real-name verification is completed. 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. We recommend Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances with the lowest price, which can meet your normal business needs.

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 a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Migration.
  4. Click the 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

Purchase and deploy a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance. For more information, see Access from a VPC.