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On-premise Installation on Windows

LogSentinel SIEM can be installed on-premise on Windows servers.


Before you begin installation, you should make sure the following prerequisites are met:

Installing Java

  • Run the JDK installer (jdk-11.0.2_windows-x64_bin.exe) and follow the instructions. JDK installation

  • Make sure the PATH is configured properly JDK installation

  • To make sure Java is installed, run cmd and type java -version JDK installation

Installing Cassandra

Cassandra for Windows is packaged in the Datastax DCC. Run the installer (datastax-ddc-64bit-3.9.0.msi) and follow the instructions.

Cassandra installation

If the proprety cdc_raw_directory is not set in $CASSANDRA_HOME/conf/cassandra.yaml, set it to $CASSANDRA_HOME/data/cdc_raw_data

To make sure Cassandra is installed and running, run cqlsh.

CQLSH check

Finally, create a keyspace: CREATE KEYSPACE IF NOT EXISTS logsentinel WITH REPLICATION = { 'class': 'SimpleStrategy', 'replication_factor': 1 } AND DURABLE_WRITES = true;

Installing Elasticsearch

Run elasticsearch-7.10.2.msi and follow the instructions.

To make sure ElasticSearch is installed and running, open http://localhost:9200/ in a browser

You may need to create a log folder under C:\Program Files\Elastic\Elasticsearch\7.10.2

Installing Apache Kafka

Unarchive Apache Kafka in a directory of your choice (e.g. C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1)

Unarchive the NSSM service manager in a directory of your choice (e.g. C:\tools\nssm-2.24)

edit C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1\config\ and add the following at the bottom:


Open cmd and go type cd c:\tools\nssm-2.24\win64.

Type nssm install Zookeeper and select the C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1\bin\windows\zookeeper-server-start as an application to launch. In the "Arguments" box specify C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1\config\

Type nssm install Kafka and select the C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1\bin\windows\kafka-server-start as an application to launch. In the "Arguments" box specify C:\servers\kafka_2.13-2.6.1\config\ In the "Dependencies" tab specify Zookeeper as a dependency.

Start both the Zookeeper and Kafka services.

Installing LogSentinel SIEM

Extract the archive in c:\logsentinel and run install.bat (you need to have administrative privileges). Then make sure the service has been installed.

Edit by setting the appropriate propertees

Go to "Services" and start the LogSentinel service.

Open http://localhost:8080 (or the address that you configured)

Finally, use{default password} to log in to the default account. Change the password from the User Prorile menu.