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syslog-ng Store Box 6.3.0 - Installation Guide


Welcome to the syslog-ng Store Box 6.3 Installation Guide.

This document describes how to set up the syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) hardware and install SSB on certified hardware or as a VMware virtual appliance.

Summary of contents

Introduction provides background information and describes the main purpose of the syslog-ng Store Box Installation Guide.

Package contents inventory lists the contents of the package you receive with the syslog-ng Store Box (SSB).

syslog-ng Store Box Hardware Installation Guide describes how to set up the SSB hardware.

Hardware specifications describes the hardware specifications of the SSB appliance.

syslog-ng Store Box Software Installation Guide describes how to install SSB on certified hardware.

syslog-ng Store Box VMware Installation Guide describes how to install SSB as a VMware virtual appliance.

Target audience and prerequisites

This guide is intended for system administrators, network administrators, and system integrators responsible for server administration processes within an organization.

The following skills and knowledge are necessary for a successful SSB administrator:

  • At least basic system administration knowledge.

  • An understanding of networks, TCP/IP protocols, and general network terminology.

  • An understanding of system logging and the protocols used in remote system logging.

  • Familiarity with the concepts of the syslog-ng and the syslog-ng Agent for Windows applications.

  • Working knowledge of the UNIX or Linux operating system is not mandatory but highly useful.

Products covered in this guide

This guide describes how to set up and install the syslog-ng Store Box version 6.3.


Users of the syslog-ng Store Box are entitled to use the syslog-ng Premium Edition application as a log collector agent for SSB. This guide does not cover the installation and configuration of syslog-ng Premium Edition, for details, see the syslog-ng Store Box Documentation page.

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