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System requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server

Updated: December 12, 2018

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© 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2

    Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6 and later versions no longer support Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Mainstream support for these versions is ending and they will not be supported on future versions of the Kiwi Syslog Server. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later and Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017 or later at your earliest convenience.

  • 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© 4.0+

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 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 and is included on all 64-bit versions of Windows. The maximum amount of RAM Kiwi Syslog Server can consume is 1.6 GB.

Port requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server

Port Protocol Used for
514 (default), plus one Ephemeral port UDP Incoming UDP messages
1468 (default) TCP Incoming TCP messages

162 (default) for IPv4

163 (default) for IPv6


Incoming SNMP traps

6514 (default) TCP Incoming secure TCP messages
3300, plus one Ephemeral port TCP Internal communication between the Syslog service and Syslog Manager
8088 (default) TCP Kiwi Syslog Web Access
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