In 8.7 release notes, it is mentioned like "Starting in Pega Platform 8.7, the use of the internal Kafka cluster as the Stream service is deprecated. On-premises systems that have been updated from earlier versions of Pega Platform can continue to use Kafka in embedded mode. However, to ensure future compatibility, do not create any new environments using embedded Kafka"
Following are the queries that need clarification:
What exactly On-premisis systems mean? Are client managed clouds come under this?
While updating from 8.4 to 8.7 in client managed cloud/private cloud, Is embedded kafka available in 8.7 after updation? (or) Integrating with external kafka is mandatory?
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@AjitChandraM9485@SPSUJITMCA this statement applies for both on-premises and managed/private cloud deployments. Upgrading customers, like the one you've described in your question, can continue to use the embedded Kafka. However, we highly recommend starting planning the transition to externally managed Kafka.