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System requirements for Kiwi Syslog Server 9.6.6

Updated: February 12, 2019

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
  • 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

Kiwi Syslog Server downloads and installs .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.

Logging messages to a SQL database

If you plan to add an action to log messages to a database, one of the following SQL server types are required.

For information on other supported database formats, see Database formats available in Kiwi Syslog Server.

Database Type Requirement
SQL Server Software
  • Microsoft© SQL Server© 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

For more information about preparing the database, see the following articles:

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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