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Kafka Systemd Service Configuration File for Ubuntu 16.04
[Unit]
Description=Apache Kafka server (broker)
Documentation=http://kafka.apache.org/documentation.html
Requires=network.target remote-fs.target
After=network.target remote-fs.target
[Service]
Type=simple
PIDFile=/var/run/kafka.pid
User=kafka
Group=kafka
ExecStart=/opt/kafka/bin/kafka-server-start.sh /opt/kafka/config/server.properties
ExecStop=/opt/kafka/bin/kafka-server-stop.sh
Restart=on-failure
SyslogIdentifier=kafka
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
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commented Sep 26, 2018

Above is not working for kafka, but working for zookeeper.
I made it work for kafka by updating below line,

Requires=kafka.service

And remove, 'After=....'

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