Install Event Log Forwarder
Use the following information to prepare the environment and install Log Forwarder.
Prepare the server to install Event Log Forwarder
|Review system requirements||Verify that your environment meets the 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.|
|Check for antivirus software||
Determine if any antivirus software is installed on the server where you plan to install Event Log Forwarder. Exclude the SolarWinds directory. For example, on Windows Server 2016, exclude the directory:
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 Event Log Forwarder
|Download the installation file||
Complete the following steps for new and existing users.
If you have purchased another Kiwi product, such as Kiwi Syslog Server or Kiwi CatTools:
If you do not have a previously purchased Kiwi product:
|Run the installation file||
|Complete the Event Log Forwarder setup wizard||
|Close the wizard||Click Finish to close the Event Log Forwarder setup wizard and open Event Log Forwarder.|