hmmmm...that doesn't tell us much. It looks like it is trying to access a private method in a class.https://github.com/pentaho/pentaho-kettle/blob/master/engine/src/main/java/org/pentaho/di/trans/streaming/common/BaseStreamStep.java at line 235 looks like it should be trying to use getSubTransExecutor() instead.The current version of Kafka input https://github.com/pentaho/big-data-plugin/blob/master/kettle-plugins/kafka/src/main/java/org/pentaho/big/data/kettle/plugins/kafka/KafkaConsumerInput.java (line 87) is calling getSubTransExecutorand i can see that the previous commit on that step https://github.com/pentaho/big-data-plugin/blob/9fe165456988119264354d2cdf4e19b172b41fe3/kettle-plugins/kafka/src/main/java/org/pentaho/big/data/kettle/plugins/kafka/KafkaConsumerInput.java was using subTransExecutor (which is the point where your step is failing)
So the answer is update you EE install. There should be version 27 available which will have all the fixes you need.Regards
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