NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender 1.0.7

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Install-Package NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender -Version 1.0.7
dotnet add package NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender --version 1.0.7
<PackageReference Include="NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender" Version="1.0.7" />
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paket add NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender --version 1.0.7
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#r "nuget: NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender, 1.0.7"
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// Install NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender&version=1.0.7

// Install NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender&version=1.0.7
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nlog appender for kafka which provides the custom topics pattern and partitions

Supported frameworks

.NET Framework 4.5, 4.6 & 4.7
ASP.NET 4.5+ (NLog.Web package)
ASP.NET Core (NLog.Web.AspNetCore package)
.NET Core (NLog.Extensions.Logging package)
.NET Standard 2.x+ - NLog 4.5

Getting Started

Step 1: Install NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender package from

Install via Package-Manager   Install-Package NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender
Install via .NET CLI          dotnet add package NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender

Step 2: Configure nlog sections

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<nlog xmlns=""
    <add assembly="NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender"/>
    <target xsi:type="KafkaAppender"

    <logger name="*" minlevel="Info" writeTo="kafka" />
Param Name Variable Type Requirement Description Default
name :string yes* Target's name
topic :layout yes* Topic pattern can be layout ${callsite:className=true:fileName=false:includeSourcePath=false:methodName=true}
layout :layout no Layout used to format log messages. ${longdate}|${level:uppercase=true}|${logger}|${message}
brokers :string yes* Kafka brokers with comma-separated
debug :boolean no Debugging mode enabled false
async :boolean no Async or sync mode false

Check documentation about all Layout Renderers


using System;

namespace NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender.Test
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            var logger = NLog.LogManager.GetCurrentClassLogger();
            logger.Error("hello world");
            //topic layout:     ${callsite:className=true:fileName=false:includeSourcePath=false:methodName=true}
            //message layout:   ${longdate}|${level:uppercase=true}|${logger}|${message}
            //topic output:     NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender.Test.Program.Main
            //message output:   2018-12-05 18:27:46.7382|ERROR|NLog.Targets.KafkaAppender.Test.Program|hello world 

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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.8 2,967 9/21/2020
1.0.7 805 7/21/2020
1.0.6 4,099 12/6/2019
1.0.5 8,898 8/2/2019
1.0.4 454 5/1/2019
1.0.3 1,108 12/7/2018
1.0.2 370 12/5/2018
1.0.1 349 12/5/2018