Announcing SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 is now Generally Available!

We would like to announce the general availability of Kiwi Syslog Server version 9.8. This release contains following new features and improvements

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 support
    Kiwi Syslog Server now supports and successfully writes messages to the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 database.

  • New Internet Information Server (IIS) webserver for Kiwi Web Access
    The UltiDevWebServer has been deprecated and Kiwi Syslog Server now leverages Internet Information Server (IIS) to provide modern and secure web service.

  • Support for SNMPv3 credentials
    Kiwi Syslog Server now supports functionality for adding and removing SNMPv3 user credentials, including values for username, authentication password, private password, algorithms, and security level. See fixed issues below for more details.

  • Licensing framework upgrade
    Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 offers the latest SolarWinds licensing framework to be using in conjunction with SolarWinds logging.

  • Updated jQuery library
    The jQuery library used in Kiwi Syslog Server has been updated to version 1.3.2.

  • Removal of .NET versions 2.0 and 3.5
    Kiwi Syslog Server will no longer require and operate on the .NET 2.0 and 3.5 frameworks to improve security of customer sessions and cookies. See fixed issues below for more details.

For information about installing Kiwi Syslog Server, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Guide.
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide to plan and implement an upgrade to Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8.

You can view the full set of release notes.

Download Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 now from your customer portal.

  • Based on info in raised case I see it has been resolved by following steps. Let me know if any other question, thanks.

    • Backup of your Kiwi Web Access settings
    • Uninstalled Web Access and did a reinstall
    • All tests confirmed Web Access is working
  • Hi All, We have upgraded our Kiwi Syslog Server to 9.8 from 9.7.2 HF1. Syslog server itself seems to be fine. However, Kiwi Syslog Web Access is broken after the update, which is not loading properly with username and password (Refresh to the same login page). Anyone else experiancing this issue? 

    I have opened a support request (00932701), however, no one is responding to it for up to two days now? any comments on this issue?


  • Anyone completed an upgrade to 9.8? We are currently on 9.6 and just wondering how much of a lift it really is. Guide makes it sound like all the settings will just cross over. We have a few filters and email alerts set up based on those. Contemplating if it would be easier to standup a new server and just switch the IP address.