Syslog Server Tools

Need a simple way to collect, view and archive the syslog messages and SNMP traps from a small set of routers, computers or other devices? If so, the Free Edition of SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server is just what you need.

Kiwi Syslog Server runs as a service on Windows® operating systems. The Free Edition watches up to five sources and displays logs in real-time in a desktop viewer. Logs may also be written to disk — either in one large file or split up by day or priority. Real-time statistics are also available in the console. Daily statistic summaries are emailed regularly, and high-traffic alerts can be set to play sounds or send email.


Kiwi Syslog Server
Commercial Edition

Starts at $295
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Kiwi Syslog Server
Free Edition

Collect and archive Syslog messages and SNMP traps

High-performance Windows service with real-time views and GUI management

Listings to routers, firewalls, servers, and more

Accept syslog messages and SNMP traps from multiple devices

Unlimited Up to 5
View and react to message statistics

Heavy traffic alerts, trend graphs and daily summary email

Forward to database, event log, SNMP or syslog

Send all messages or filtered messages to other systems

Archive logs by device, role or message content

Split logs by IP and other rules, manage with automatic aging

Send email, play sounds, run programs and more

Filter messages and react to specific events

Web-based views and configuration

Watch your messages and set filters from anywhere

Upgrade from the Free Edition to Watch More Devices, Improve Archiving or React to Events

Kiwi Syslog Server is available in two editions: a Free Edition limited to 5 devices, and an unlimited Commercial Edition that adds monitoring, retention, automation and web administration functionality.

The Commercial Edition lets you listen to an unlimited number of devices and computers. It improves log organization by allowing you to split up your logs by device, functional role or message contents, and then helps you implement your log retention policy with automatic grandfathering and clean-up rules.

Messages can be viewed in real time through a GUI application or from anywhere using the Commercial Edition's web viewer. Custom message highlighting rules and DNS resolution of obscure IP addressed can also be applied to help you quickly find what you need in busy logs

Messages can be forwarded to other syslog servers, to any ODBC database (e.g., SQL Server), to the Windows Event Log, to SNMP or to other email addresses. The Commercial Edition can even be configured to act like a "syslog proxy", forwarding messages with original source information spoofed into the forwarded messages.

The Commercial Edition allows you to set up filters to react to specific message content, specific types of messages, messages sent at specific times, or a number of similar messages, such as five alerts in a row. Actions taken in response to a matching filter include sending email notifications, playing sounds, running scripts and running executables. (Scripts and executables can implement almost any type of advanced filtering, forwarding or action imaginable.)

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Collect, View and Archive Up to Five Sources

Kiwi Syslog Server Highlights:

  • Collect Syslog messages and SNMP traps
  • Log to disk and split logs on date or priority
  • View in real-time in up to 10 filtered windows
  • Receive high-traffic alerts
  • Review statistics and get daily email summaries

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