"kafka.bootstrap.servers" vs "kafka.brokerList"

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As per Apache Flume 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 documentations, to integrate Flume with a Kafka sink, it is mentioned to use:

kafka.bootstrap.servers

to add kafka brokers. But, this doesn’t work in the lab, although the lab Flume Version is 1.5x. However, if you change it to kafka.brokerList to list the brokers, it works as expected.

Can anyone help me to find, why the “kafka.bootstrap.servers” doesn’t work as per documentation?