Dynamically load custom connector

I am running two Kafka Connect Linux VM’s with the Confluent Kafka Connect, Rebalancers etc.
Today I had to load a new custom connector on to the VM’s. I placed the connectors in the correct folder where all self managed connectors are stored. But in order to get the new connector detected by Kafka Connect, I had to restart Kafka on both VM’s.

My question is, is it possible to dynamically load a new connector in to Kafka connect without the need to restart Kafka connect on each VM?

No - you need to restart the Kafka Connect worker for it to pick up a new or changed plugin.

Thank you.

Maybe one for the feature list for a future release. :wink: