Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Install Kiwi Syslog Server NG

This section describes how to prepare the server environment and install Kiwi Syslog Server NG.

Kiwi Syslog Server NG is separate from the legacy Kiwi Syslog Server. If you installed the legacy version of Kiwi Syslog Server, you must uninstall it before installing Kiwi Syslog Server NG. Legacy Kiwi Syslog Server and Kiwi Syslog Server NG cannot be installed on the same machine due to using the same port numbers.

Prepare the server to install Kiwi Syslog Server NG

Review release notes Review the Kiwi Syslog Server NG 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.
Open ports

Verify that the server's firewall allows traffic to pass through the required ports for Kiwi Syslog Server NG.

Installation steps for Kiwi Syslog Server NG

Download the installation file

Complete the following steps for new and existing users:

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal.

    If you do not have a SolarWinds account, see Access the Customer Portal to create an account.

  2. Locate Kiwi Syslog Server NG under Latest Downloads for Your Products.
  3. Click Choose Download.

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Run the installation file
  1. Check that you are logged in as an administrator for your computer.
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded installation ZIP file to the server.
  3. Run KiwiSyslogServerNG_<version>.exe.

    If .NET Runtime is not installed, the installer will do so automatically during the initial setup window.

Complete the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup wizard
  1. In the Kiwi Syslog Server NG Setup Wizard window, click Next.

  2. If you agree with the license agreement, select I Agree and click Next.
  3. Specify the installation folder path and click Next.

  4. Specify the port number to bind to the Kiwi Syslog Server NG web interface. Check the port availability before proceeding, then click Next

  5. Check the box if you consent to the use of your product data for Kiwi Syslog Server NG product improvements and analytics. Click Next.

  6. In the Confirm Installation window, click Next.
  7. In the command line window, create a password for your Kiwi Syslog NG administrator account.

    Passwords must be 8-100 digits and include at least one special character, one numerical digit, one upper case letter, and one lower case letter.

Close the wizard.

In the Installation Complete window, click Close to complete the installation.

Perform a silent installation of Kiwi Syslog Server NG

Verify the installation file. Check that the KiwiSyslogServerNG_<version>.exe. installation file has been downloaded to perform the silent install of Kiwi Syslog Server NG.
Perform the install.

Use the following command line format to perform the silent install.

fileName.exe /q PASS=password Parameter1=Value1 Parameter2=Value2

Add parameters as needed before executing the command. See the table below.


Install KSS NG in Demo mode with the password Some#Password1:

KiwiSyslogServerNG_<version>.exe/q DEMOMODE=true PASS=Some#Password1

Install Kiwi NG with the password Some#Password2 and consent to Pendo using your product data:

KiwiSyslogServerNG_<version>.exe /q PASS=Some#Password2 PENDOCONSENT=true

Parameters for silent installation

Parameter name Required or optional Description
fileName Required The name of the installation file.
/q Required Execute the installation in quiet mode.
PASS Required

Password for access to the KSS NG user interface.

Passwords must be 8-100 digits and include at least one special character, one numerical digit, one upper case letter, and one lower case letter.

INSTALLDIR Optional Path to the destination folder. The default destination path is [ProgramFilesFolder]SolarWinds\Kiwi Syslog Server NG.
DEMOMODE Optional True or false value to determine if you are downloading in Demo mode. The default value is FALSE.
PENDOCONSENT Optional True or false value to determine if you consent to Pendo using your product data. The default value is FALSE.

To silently uninstall Kiwi Syslog Server NG, run the command fileName.exe /q /uninstall.

Log files for install and uninstall data

After you have completed the install or uninstall process in the command line, use the command /log logfilename.txt to log the data. Logging your install and uninstall processes allows you to view all parameters provided in the command line.

Next steps after installing Kiwi Syslog Server NG