Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Kiwi Syslog Web Access

Kiwi Syslog Web Access is a web-based access portal for Kiwi Syslog Server, which provides a web-based portal to view, filter, and highlight syslog events logged from Kiwi Syslog Server. This Kiwi Syslog Server Web Access guide provides an overview of product installation, configuration, and system requirements.

Installation and configuration

Kiwi Syslog Web Access is part of the Kiwi Syslog Server installation. The following procedure applies to both fresh installs of Kiwi Syslog Server and adding Web Access to an existing Kiwi Syslog Server setup.

If you are installing Web Access as an addition to an existing Kiwi Syslog Server setup, you will need to uninstall and reinstall Kiwi Syslog Server. Web Access can only be installed in a bundle with Kiwi Syslog Server. Uninstalling Kiwi Syslog Server will not overwrite the settings or data in your current setup.

  1. If you are adding Web Access to an existing Kiwi Syslog Server setup, uninstall the application by navigating to the original installation folder and run the uninst-Syslogd.exe application. Click Uninstall.

    The default installation folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\Syslogd.
  2. Log in to the SolarWinds Customer Portal and download Kiwi Syslog Server under Latest downloads for your products. See Access the Customer Portal if you do not have a SolarWinds account.

  3. After the download is finished, run Kiwi_Syslog_Server_<version>.setup.exe from the ZIP folder.

    If the latest supported version of .NET Framework is not installed, you are prompted to install it. Click Download and install this feature. Then restart Kiwi_Syslog_Server_<version>.setup.exe.

  4. If you agree with the license agreement, click Next.

  5. Specify whether you want to install Kiwi Syslog Server as a service or an application, and click Next. You will be able to install Web Access with either option.
    • Installation as a service logs and processes messages whenever the server is up and the service is running, even if you are not logged in to the server.
    • Installation as an application logs and processes messages only when you are logged in to the server and the application is running.
  6. If you are installing Kiwi Syslog Server as a service, specify the account to install the service, and click Next.

  7. Check Install Kiwi Syslog Web Access. Check Create a new Web Access logging rule in Kiwi Syslog Server if you want to automatically create a Web Access rule. Click Next.

  8. Select the shortcuts to create, and click Next.
  9. Specify the installation location for Kiwi Syslog Server, and click Install.

  10. The installer displays status messages as it installs Kiwi Syslog Server. The Kiwi Syslog Web Access wizard will automatically start. Click Next.

  11. If you agree with the license agreement, click Next.

  12. Select your preferred Kiwi Syslog Web Access shortcut options and click Next.

  13. Specify the Kiwi Syslog Web Access installation location and click Next. The default installation location is C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Kiwi Syslog Web Access.

  14. Specify the website root folder and port number that will be used to access Kiwi Syslog Web Access. The default website root folder is C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Kiwi Syslog Web Access\html and the default port is 443.

  15. Choose if you want the Windows firewall to make an exception for Kiwi Syslog Web Access.

    If you do not make an exception for Web Access, you may be unable to run it.
  16. Create a user name and password, and click Next.

  17. If you are ready to install, click Install.

  18. The installer displays status messages as it installs Kiwi Syslog Web Access. Click Finish once it completes.

Once Kiwi Syslog Web Access has completed installation, you can view Kiwi Syslog Web Access with the IIS Manager, which is a native Windows application. Use the website root folder and port numbers you specified above.

System requirements for Kiwi Syslog Web Access

The following are supported web browsers:

  • Google Chrome 95.0.4638.69 and higher (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Internet Explorer 11.0.19041.1202 and higher (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Mozilla Firefox 93.0 and higher (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • MS Edge 95.0.1020.38 and higher (32-bit and 64-bit)

  • Opera 80.0.4170.72 and higher (32-bit and 64-bit)

For more information about system requirements for Kiwi Syslog Web Access, see Kiwi Syslog Server system requirements.