Java Compatibility Matrix
Supported Java versions
SEP sesam GUI is platform independent – it is based on Java and requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The required Java version depends on SEP sesam version.
Java is required on all systems that serve as SEP sesam Server, SEP sesam GUI client or SEP sesam Remote Device Server (RDS) when Si3 deduplication is used.
Java is not required for SEP sesam Client (does not provide GUI) or SEP sesam RDS if Si3 deduplication is not used.
- Supported Java editions are: Oracle/Sun Java, IBM Java and OpenJDK LTS.
- You can download Oracle Java at Java downloads for all operating systems.
- On Windows systems, you can use JAVA verify to check which Java version is installed.
- IBM Java and OpenJDK LTS are provided by the respective Linux distributions.
- You can download OpenJDK LTS Java from OpenJDK LTS Download.
As of January 2019, public updates to Java SE 8 are no longer available for use in businesses, commercial applications or production without a commercial license; for non-commercial users, updates will be available until December 2020. Oracle also announced that the Oracle JDK binary is no longer free for use in production from JDK 11 on; such usage now requires a support contract. For details, see Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap.
With the upcoming SEP sesam v. 4.4.3 Beefalo (check out the main page for the upcoming release date), you can use a free OpenJDK LTS version instead of Oracle Java. You can simply install OpenJDK on Linux or Windows, as described in SEP sesam Quick Install Guide.
The following table shows compatibility between Java and SEP sesam versions.
|Java version||SEP sesam version|
Java 17 is not supported!
|OpenJDK 11 LTS||4.4.3 Beefalo Note1|
|Java 11||4.4.3 Beefalo Note1|
Java 10 is not supported!
Java 9 is not supported!
|Java 8 ≥ patch level 111 (both Windows and Linux)||4.4.3 Grolar; 4.4.3 Beefalo Note1|
|Java 8 (at least patch level 111) ≥ JRE 1.8.0_111 (required for Linux)||v. ≥ 4.4.3 Tigon V2|
|Java 8 (required for Windows)||v. ≥ 4.4.3|
|Java 7 (all OS except Windows)||4.4.3 Note2|
|Java 6||4.2.1 & 4.2.2|
Java 1.8 (≥ 1.8.0_111) is only accepted if it is already installed and the computer does not have a 4K display.
SEP sesam versions 4.4.3 until 4.4.3 Tigon V1 running on non-Windows platform require Java 7, however, SEP sesam uses JavaFX for its web dashboard and user-defined schedules features. If you want to have all the 4.4.3 features available, you need OpenJFX package or Oracle®'s Java 8 (already includes JavaFX) on your SEP sesam GUI client.