I am getting ready to install KSS in my Windows Server 2016 environment. I also have SQL Server 2017 Standard. The KSS Installation Guide seem vague to me. "If you choose to integrate KSS with a SQL server, the following requirements apply."
Does KSS require a database at all? Why would I choose not to integrate KSS with a database? How/where does it store filters, rules, etc?
Also, can anyone relate their experiences with disk storage requirements? This is for about 30 servers with a 90 day retention.
I was thinking of installing SQL Server, KSS (as a service), as well as the Kiwi Web Access component on a 3TB QNAP NAS directly attached to the KSS server.
The Kiwi Web Access component raises another concern. Does KSS use a proprietary web server or does installation of this functionality install additional Windows Roles and Features (e.g. IIS)? Can these roles be distributed (i.e. use a dedicated database server, a dedicated IIS server).
Anyone have experience running this in a virtual machine?
Is there a more technical/detailed reference you can point me to beyond the Release Notes, Installation Guide, Getting Started, and Administrator Guides?