Configure devices to send messages to Kiwi Syslog Server

To receive messages from a syslog-capable device, configure the device to send syslog messages to the appropriate port on the computer where Kiwi Syslog Server is installed.

Kiwi Syslog Server automatically listens for UPD messages on port 514. This is the default port for devices sending syslog messages as defined by the RFC standard 5426.

You can configure Kiwi Syslog Server to listen for UPD message on a different port. You can also enable Kiwi Syslog Server to listen for TCP messages, secure TCP messages, and SNMP traps.

For information about configuring a specific device, see documentation from the device manufacturer. The Kiwi Syslog Server Getting Started Guide provides an example of configuring a Cisco switch.

Message logging must be enabled on the device. On many devices that generate syslog messages, logging is enabled by default.

If you have configured devices but Kiwi Syslog Server is not displaying messages, see the troubleshooting tips in the Getting Started Guide.