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SEP sesam Web UI is a web client that provides a secure and convenient interface for monitoring and managing your SEP sesam environment. It is constantly evolving and new features are continually developed and added. The Web UI is slowly replacing the standard desktop GUI.

As a browser-based application, it offers flexibility that enables you to access your SEP sesam Server from almost anywhere. To ensure the security of your interactions, the Web UI supports HTTPS, which incorporates an additional layer of security by encrypting the data exchanged between your browser and the SEP sesam Server. This extra level of protection ensures the confidentiality and integrity of your communications, particularly when handling sensitive data.

SEP sesam Web UI offers support for the latest versions of major web browsers. To ensure optimal performance and functionality, the Web UI can be accessed using web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. Note that Microsoft Internet Explorer is not supported.

Accessing Web UI

You can access the Web UI in one of the following ways:

  • Through the GUI: click the Dashboard icon on the toolbar. You can also access the Web UI through menu bar by clicking Activities -> Dashboard, or through Main Selection -> Monitoring -> Dashboard.
  • Using the web browser: enter the following address in your web browser: https://[servername]:11401/sep/ui.

For example, on SEP sesam Server, the following localhost link will open the Web UI: https://localhost:11401/sep/ui.

Web UI welcome page

A Web UI welcome page is also available and opens in the browser automatically when you start the SEP sesam GUI as a superuser or administrator. The welcome page provides access to Web UI and Restore Assistant, and links to important information.

The SEP sesam GUI can be configured to open or not open this page automatically on startup. Navigate to Configuration -> Defaults and in the General tab select or deselect the option Show SEP sesam web client landing page on startup. The welcome page can be accessed at https://[servername]:11401/sep/ui/home.

Permissions and login

Access to the Web UI is restricted to authenticated users with the appropriate permissions. Furthermore, the operations and options available after login may differ depending on the user type. Other Web UI display restrictions may depend on custom roles with specific permissions and the UI mode. For details, see User Roles and Permissions.

Navigating the Web UI

Web UI consists of the top pane with the menu bar, the left pane with the navigation menu, and the main content pane. The main content pane primarily displays information in the form of tables, but it may use different display options to present data in a comprehensible manner. The content is hyperlinked and can be drilled down to access additional context views or open a pop-up window with detailed information. In relevant cases, the content is organized into tabs.



Menu bar
The menu bar on the top contains the icon buttons to access notifications and the online help, and configure the general Web UI options, such as selecting the display language, choosing between light and dark display themes, and adjusting Web UI settings. The Search icon in the menu bar allows you to search for specific jobs or actions by their ID.


Navigation menu
The navigation menu on the left provides links to context views and access to SEP sesam functionality available in the Web UI. The navigation menu is adjusted according to the user type and selected UI mode.


Common buttons and options

Date range selector
The date range selector enables you to set the date range for the current view or report. Predefined periods like today, last 2 days (2d), last 3 days (3d), and last 7 days (1w) are available. Clicking on a date opens additional options or allows you to define a custom time period.
You can specify which period is displayed by default in the General settings under Default date range.


To refine the displayed entries and limit the search results, you can use available filters. Click the filter to access filter options, select the desired filters, and then click Apply filters. The entries are filtered accordingly, displaying only those matching the selected criteria. A filter is applied to all results, not only those that are currently displayed.
To remove applied filters and return to the default view, click the clear filter icon.


Automatic refresh
The SEP sesam Web UI is updated when you log in or switch contexts, which causes the page to reload. For performance reasons, the page contents do not refresh automatically by default. You can manually refresh the data by clicking the Refresh button or you can enable automatic refresh by clicking the Automatic refresh button and selecting the refresh interval (e.g., every 30 seconds).


Toggle dates
The Toggle dates button enables you to change the displayed date format in the current view to show the absolute date or the relative time that has passed since the action.
You can change the time format only for a specific column by clicking on a date/time entry in that column. In the settings you can also set which time format is used by default.


Table display

The information within the content lists is neatly organized and presented in tables. These tables enable you to control the way data is sorted, how much content is visible on a single page, and which specific information is presented.

Limiting content
The table contains the list of results. To optimize the display and loading times, the number of rows within the table is limited. When the list exceeds the set number of table rows, it is divided into multiple pages. At the bottom of the table, you'll find details on the total number of results available and the number of pages into which they are divided. You can navigate through these pages by entering a specific page number in the provided field and pressing Enter. Alternatively, you can use the arrow icon buttons to move forward or backward through pages one by one or to jump to the first or last page. You can also modify the number of rows displayed within the table by clicking on results per page and selecting your preferred quantity from the list. Additionally, you can use available filters to limit the quantity of displayed results.


Sorting tables
To sort the information within a table in either ascending or descending order based on a specific column, click on the column header. The arrow icons indicate which column is currently sorted and in what order.


Modifying table columns
You can adjust the columns displayed in a table. You can choose to hide certain columns or reveal additional ones when available. By clicking on Select Columns you can then select or deselect the columns according to your requirements. Your column selections are stored by the browser and retained even if you navigate away from the page and return later. You can also customize the width of the columns by dragging the divider between two columns found in the column header. Note that you cannot change the order of columns.
To revert your modifications and restore the default column selection, you can click on Reset columns.


Additional actions
Depending on the context, you may have access to some extra controls. A checkbox feature is available, allowing you to select specific items within the table. For example, you can select a few failed backups and choose to restart the selected ones.
Additionally, a button for available actions (3 vertical dots) opens a context menu, offering actions that can be executed for the selected item. Where an arrow icon in a row is available, you can click it to expand that row and show additional information about the item in the current view.



SEP sesam dashboard enables you to monitor your environment, track the progress of jobs, view the completed jobs, the upcoming events, the statistical information, and more.

The dashboard widgets provide an overview of the SEP sesam environment, with each presenting selected specific information. You can show or hide widgets to organize the dashboard, presenting upfront the information and features you need, and providing quick access to context views for a detailed display.

To manage the widgets you can click the Settings button at the top of the content pane, or navigate to the settings page by clicking the profile button and selecting Settings. The list of available widgets is in the Dashboard tab. You can use the toggle button to show or a hide a widget. The selection of widgets is stored by the browser and will be retained, offering a consistent user experience across sessions.

The following widgets are available:

Last Backup State
This widget illustrates the total count of backups that concluded with errors or were canceled (last backup in the chain) over the entire history. It opens the Monitoring -> Last Backup State view with the applied filter States: Failed. Note that this widget cannot be hidden.


Datastore State
This widget displays the cumulative number of datastores with status errors. It opens the Infrastructure -> Data Stores view. Note that this widget cannot be hidden.


Job State
This widget provides cumulative results categorized by status for all SEP sesam jobs within the selected time frame, grouped by the type of event. It opens the view for each event type in Monitoring. Clicking on a cumulative number opens the corresponding view with an applied filter for the selected state.


Backup State by Application
This widget offers cumulative results of all backups performed in a specified timeframe, categorized by application type (SEP sesam extensions and associated task types). It opens the Monitoring -> Backups view with applied filters for the selected state and task type.
You can filter results by individual applications and access a report featuring backup graphs for each application. Click on a table row or follow the link View backup state by application over time, and use the provided filters to further refine the displayed results and examine details for a specific application.


Next Events
This widget displays the list of events scheduled to run first. It opens the view Monitoring -> Next Events.


Server State
This widget presents the important aspects of the state of SEP sesam Server and provides further details for each aspect.


Client State
This widget provides the number of all SEP sesam Clients and the number of clients grouped by actions that require attention. It opens the view Infrastructure -> Clients with applied filters for the selected action.


Drive Throughput Performance
This widget displays a graph drive performance within the selected time range. The data throughput for configured datastore drives is monitored and measured in gigabytes per hour. The displayed data in the graph covers the 15-minute period leading up to the selected time range. For example, if the selected time is the present moment (Time Range: automatic), the graph represents the drive throughput in the 15 minutes leading up to the current time.


Backup State
This widget presents a cumulative graph of results categorized by status for all backups performed in the selected time period. Each bar on the graph represents the results for a sesam backup day (depending on the newday event).
Hovering over the report with your mouse pointer reveals additional details. You can use the provided filters to further refine the displayed details. To customize the information presented in the graph, you can use the legend buttons or the drop-down list for sorting the information.


Restore State
This widget displays a cumulative graph of results categorized by status for all restores performed within the selected time period. Each bar represents the results for a sesam backup day (depending on the newday event).
Hovering over the report with your mouse pointer reveals additional details. You can use the provided filters to further refine the displayed details. To customize the information presented in the graph, you can use the legend buttons or the drop-down list for sorting the information.


Backup Data Size
This widget displays a cumulative graph of data size backed up within the selected time period. It includes the actual size of data backed up in a day, the average size calculated for the selected period, and highlights the highest value. The size chart can help administrators analyze and predict growth trends for the SEP sesam environment, or estimate the amount of data to restore.


Restore Data Size
This widget showcases a cumulative graph of data size restored within the selected time period. It includes the actual size of restored data, the average size calculated for the selected period, and highlights the highest value.



From the Web UI you can access the assistants that are offered by SEP sesam:

  • Restore Assistant: the web-based interface for configuring restore tasks and performing restore.
  • SEP CAPS: the solution for backing up data in cloud applications like Microsoft 365, Salesforce or Google Workspace.

Customizing Web UI

The Web UI offers flexibility and can be customized to better meet your preferences. You have the option to choose between two views:

  • Simple view provides easy access to commonly used functions for a quicker and more straightforward navigation. In this view the most important features are readily available, reducing clutter and enhancing usability.
  • Advanced view offers access to the full range of SEP sesam functionality and capabilities. This view includes all available features, giving you comprehensive control over your data management and backup processes.

To switch between the two views you can click the view in the navigation menu, or navigate to the settings page by clicking the profile button and selecting Settings.

Web UI offers various settings to customize the Web UI and optimize your user experience. The settings page is organized into tabs that you can navigate and modify the available options as required. The view options are located in the General tab. In the Dashboard tab, you can select the widgets to be displayed in the dashboard.

If you want to revert your modifications and restore the default settings, click on the Reset button. This enables you to undo all changes made to your configuration. In the table views, the displayed columns and number of rows are reset.

See also

Monitoring and ReportingRestore AssistantAbout Authentication and AuthorizationUser Roles and PermissionsData Store

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