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What are Your Favorite Kiwi Syslog Server Highlighting Rules? (Non-Web)

jonathan at solarwinds

Many of us still use Kiwi Syslog Server's GUI "Service Manager" to watch logs rather than Kiwi's web interface.  Over time

 

My Favorite Highlighting Rules

 

This is my favorite set of Highlighting Rules in action:

 

KiwiSyslog_Final_NoIcons.png

 

Notice that I don't use Kiwi's icons.  If you don't use them either, you can turn off all icons by unchecking "View | Show/Hide Columns | Icons" from the main Service Manager menu. 

 

To implement this configuration on your Kiwi Syslog Server, make sure the following lines are in the INI file you import into Kiwi Syslog Server.  (See next section for instructions.)

 

[Highlighting]

HighlightCount=8

H001=MAkyCUVtZXJnCTE2Nzc3MjE1CTQ5MzI4NDQJMAkwCTAJMQkxCTEJMAkwCWtzZF9Qcmlvcml0eUljb24y

H002=MAkyCUFsZXJ0CTAJNDkzMjg0NAkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMQkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjI=

H003=MAkyCUNyaXQJMAk0NjI5NzQ4CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkxCTAJMAlrc2RfUHJpb3JpdHlJY29uMg==

H004=MAkyCUVycm9yCTAJMzIxMDQ5MgkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMQkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjQ=

H005=MAkyCVdhcm4JMAk0Nzc5MjU2CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkwCTAJMAlrc2RfUHJpb3JpdHlJY29uNA==

H006=MAkyCU5vdGljZQkxNjc3NzIxNQk3MDYxODU0CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkwCTAJMAlrc2RfQmxhbms=

H007=MAkyCUluZm8JMTQzMjY4NDcJMTY3NzcyMTUJMAkwCTAJMQkxCTAJMAkwCWtzZF9CbGFuaw==

H008=MAkyCURlYnVnCTEyNjMyMjU2CTE2Nzc3MjE1CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkwCTAJMAlrc2RfQmxhbms=

...

[Properties]

DisplayColumnsEnabled=223

 

How to Import/Export Service Manager Highlighting Rules

 

Although the Service Manager doesn't include a facility to import/export Highlighting Rules, it does include a facility to import/export the entire Kiwi Syslog Server configuration as an INI file.  To use this to import/export your Highlighting Rules:

  1. Stop the Kiwi Syslog Service.
  2. Select "File | Export settings to INI file" from the Service Manager's main menu.  Save the INI file.
  3. Make a copy of the exported INI file in case as a backup (in case the import of your modified file doesn't work). 
  4. Open the INI file with notepad or an appropriate text editor.
  5. Find the [Highlighting] tag. Make the necessary changes, and double-check your value of "HighlightCount".
  6. Optionally, find the [Properties] tag and the "DisplayColumnsEnabled" property just below it.  Make changes.  (Or set/reset to "255" to turn everything back on.) 
  7. Save the INI file.
  8. Select "File | Import settings from INI file" and import your modified file. 
  9. Close and relaunch the Service Manager application.  (Optionally, select "View | Highlighting options" after relaunching to see if your INI file changes worked.) 
  10. Start the Kiwi Syslog Service. 

 

Remember also that Highlighting Rules only work in the Syslog Server Comparison | Kiwi Free vs Kiwi Commercial.  You can apply INI files to the Free Edition, but Highlighting Rules will be ignored.

 

Default Highlighting Rules

 

The default Highlighting Rules in action:

KiwiSyslog_Original.png

 

To implement (or reset) this configuration, make sure the following lines are in the INI file you import into Kiwi Syslog Server. 

 

[Highlighting]

HighlightCount=8

H001=MAkyCUVtZXJnCTY1NTM1CTI1NQkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMAkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjA=

H002=MAkyCUFsZXJ0CTYyOTE0NTYJNTA0MzEJMAkwCTAJMQkxCTAJMAkwCWtzZF9Qcmlvcml0eUljb24x

H003=MAkyCUNyaXQJNjI5MTQ1Ngk2NTUzNQkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMAkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjI=

H004=MAkyCUVycm9yCTIxMwkxMjkxMDU5MQkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMAkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjM=

H005=MAkyCVdhcm4JMAkxNTI2Mzk3NgkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMAkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjQ=

H006=MAkyCU5vdGljZQk0MjEwNzUyCTE2Nzc3MjE1CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkwCTAJMAlrc2RfUHJpb3JpdHlJY29uNQ==

H007=MAkyCUluZm8JODM4ODYwOAkxNjc3NzIxNQkwCTAJMAkxCTEJMAkwCTAJa3NkX1ByaW9yaXR5SWNvbjY=

H008=MAkyCURlYnVnCTI0NTc2CTE2Nzc3MjE1CTAJMAkwCTEJMQkwCTAJMAlrc2RfUHJpb3JpdHlJY29uNw==

...

[Properties]

DisplayColumnsEnabled=255

 

Discussion

 

What are YOUR favorite Kiwi Syslog Server highlighting rules?  Please paste a screenshot and the [Highlighting] section from your Kiwi INI export below.