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How do I get started with Kiwi Syslog Server?

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Kiwi Syslog Server receives syslog messages and SNMP traps from network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls. You can customize Kiwi Syslog Server to automatically respond to messages and to archive logs for regulatory compliance. 

To get started with Kiwi Syslog Server, complete the following tasks.


Install Kiwi Syslog Server.

The Kiwi Syslog Server installation guide lists system requirements and provides instructions for downloading and installing the product.


Configure devices to send messages to Kiwi Syslog Server.

Syslog-cabable devices must be configured to send syslog messages to Kiwi Syslog Server, as shown in this example of configuring a Cisco switch. If Kiwi Syslog Server is not receiving messages, you can troubleshoot Kiwi Syslog Server.


Create rules.

Rules specify the actions Kiwi Syslog server takes when it receives a message that meets the specified criteria. For example, you can have Kiwi Syslog Server send an email, forward the message, log the message to a file, or run a script.


Create schedules.

Ensure regulatory compliance by creating schedules to automate the process of log archival and retention.

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