Using Zookeeper in Confluent Kafka 7.5 despite being deprecated in new deployments

Hi All,
We should be able to use zookeeper even in confluent Kafka 7.5 right even though documentation says it’s deprecated for new deployments.

Yes, you can, but it not recommended. ZK will be removed in 8.0. If you deploy with ZK now, you need to do an extra migration step to move off ZK before you can upgrade to 8.0.

Why would you want to deploy with ZK anyway?

We have automation built around zk and broker setups so it will be easy to deploy, now we have to work on controller setup.