Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7 system requirements

Release date: September 2, 2020

Before you install Kiwi Syslog Server, verify that your server meets the minimum hardware and software requirements and that the required ports are open.

Hardware and software requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server

Hardware or software Requirement
Operating System
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
CPU 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor
Memory 2 GB
Hard drive space 350 MB
Web access Microsoft SQL Server Compact (SQL CE), up to 4 GB of disk space
.NET Framework
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

Kiwi Syslog Server downloads and installs the latest version of .NET Framework, if it is missing. Save time during the Kiwi Syslog Server installation by installing .NET Framework beforehand.

On a 64-bit system, Kiwi Syslog Server runs in Windows-on-Windows 64-bit (WOW64) mode. WOW64 is a subsystem of the Windows operating system that is capable of running 32-bit applications. WOW64 is included on all Windows 64-bit versions. The maximum amount of RAM Kiwi Syslog Server can consume is 1.6 GB.

Database requirements

If you choose to integrate KSS with a SQL server, the following requirements apply.

Database software - Optional

Software Supported Versions
SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Other databases
  • Microsoft Access
  • MySQL
  • Oracle

Port requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server

Port Protocol Service Direction Description
514 (default), plus one Ephemeral port UDP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server
1468 (default) TCP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server

162 (default) for IPv4

163 (default) for IPv6

UDP /TCP

Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound

Trap messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server

6514 (default) TCP Kiwi Syslog Service Inbound Secure Syslog messages listened for and received by the Syslog Server
3300, plus one Ephemeral port TCP Kiwi Syslog Service Bidirectional Internal communication between the Syslog service and Syslog Manager
8088 (default) TCP Web Server Inbound Kiwi Web Access
25 (default) TCP SMTP Service Outbound SMTP email port that Syslog Server uses for alerting