Kafka Broker Refusing to Start – Timed out waiting for connection

As part of regular maintenance, we shutdown Kafka. When we tried to start it, it failed with below error: [2021-11-15 05:01:03,824] INFO Socket connection established to mykafka-a1.abc.com/, initiating session (org.apache.zookeeper.ClientCnxn) [2021-11-15 05:01:03,824] INFO Unable to read additional data from server sessionid 0x0, likely server has closed socket, closing socket connection Continue Reading