Install Kiwi Syslog Server
This section describes how to prepare the server environment, install Kiwi Syslog Server, and enter a license key.
Prepare the server to install Kiwi Syslog Server
|Review release notes||Review the Kiwi Syslog Server release notes.|
|Review system requirements||
Verify that the server meets the minimum hardware and software requirements.
|Run all Windows updates||Check for and run all Microsoft Windows Updates on the server. If a Windows update runs, your system might reboot.|
Verify that the server's firewall allows traffic to pass through the required ports for Kiwi Syslog Server.
|Check for antivirus software||
Determine if any antivirus software is installed on the server where you plan to install Kiwi Syslog Server. Exclude the SolarWinds directory. For example, on Windows Server 2016, exclude the following directories:
For a full list of antivirus exclusions, see Files and directories to exclude from antivirus scanning.
Do not exclude executable files. SolarWinds assumes that
Installation steps for Kiwi Syslog Server
|Download the installation file||
Complete the following steps for new and existing users:
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|Run the installation file||
|Complete the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard||
|(Optional) Complete the Kiwi Syslog Web Access Setup wizard||
If you are installing Kiwi Syslog Web Access, the Kiwi Syslog Web Access Setup wizard starts automatically.
|Close the wizard.||
Click Finish to close the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard and open the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager.