Kubernetes StatefulSet with ZooKeeper as an example Background We were having a hard time deploying Kafka to Kubernetes. It worked fine when we were doing development and integration. We started with Minikube for local development. If you are not interested in the background and want to skip to the meat of the matter go ahead and skip ahead. We created a MicroSerivce that uses Kafka in Spring Boot. We ran Kafka in minikube with Helm 2.