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The support matrix lists all configurations and versions currently available by SEP sesam and SEP IT-Save. SEP sesam automatically detects the hardware configuration of your environment. Note that SEP sesam only recognizes storage devices that are known to or listed by the operating system, such as OS where the Master Server/Remote Device Server will be installed. For details, see Storage Hardware page.
See also the new Release Notes v. 5.0.0 Jaglion.
SEP sesam versions that are last available for a platform, are still supported.
SEP sesam Backup Servers and Clients
It is recommended to upgrade the SEP sesam Server and Client components to the latest version as part of the regular upgrade process (check the list of SEP sesam release versions). This ensures the highest possible protection of the SEP sesam Clients. Customers with a valid license are entitled to a free SEP sesam upgrade for each new version until the end of the license term. Before upgrading your SEP sesam environment, check the support matrix.
As of version 5.0.0.x Jaglion, SEP sesam supports S3 as a generic interface based on the new deduplication store Si3 NG.
Some S3 targets are already supported, others have been looked at in more detail (see list below) and are currently being tested.
SEP sesam Si3 NG can be used with various S3-compatible cloud implementations. The configuration and management of Si3 NG in an S3-compatible cloud implementation is similar to the example shown in Backup to S3 Cloud Storage. Note, however, that only some S3-compatible cloud environments have already been validated by SEP, while others may not work in some cases. You are solely responsible for using SEP sesam in a non-S3 compatible cloud environment and agree that SEP shall not be responsible for it.
220.127.116.11 Grolar only if UEFI BIOS is used. Version 18.104.22.168 is the last version with integrated REAR 2.4. Later REAR versions (≥ REAR 2.5) no longer support SLES 11 (with UEFI).
To continue using BSR SLES 11, you should not upgrade to a later version of SEP sesam.
SLES 10 ≥ SP2
5.0 Supported up to Service Pack 3 (RHEL 8.3)
i386, x86-64, Power*
Debian 10 Buster
Debian 8 Jessie
Debian 7 Wheezy
Systems that use UEFI as a boot loader are currently only supported on SLES
On SLES creating a UEFI-bootable recovery image is only possible with additional packages. For details, see UEFI.
Virtual machines running on XEN cannot be backed up with SEP sesam BSR solution
The resulting ISO image containing a paravirtualized kernel is not bootable. Please use the SEP Sesam Citrix XEN module for Citrix XEN Server to create a consistent and relevant backup for a disaster recovery.
For PowerPC and Linux One Systems, contact SEP sesam sales.
These architectures may not work out of the box or require special configuration. Consultation for these systems is available according to the price list.
Backup with SEP sesam is only supported with a licensed ESXi hypervisor.
VMware policy on backward and forward compatibility is that VDDK supports N-2 and N+1 releases. For example, VDDK 6.0 and all its update releases support vSphere 5.1, 5.5, and 6.5 (except for new features).
VSS and quiesced snapshots of Windows VMs are only supported in Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 and earlier; they have been removed in Citrix Hypervisor ≥ 8.1 and in the version ≥ 9.0.x.x drivers. For more information, see Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Deprecations and removals.
To continue using the quiesced snapshot feature with Windows VMs hosted on Citrix Hypervisor 8.0 and earlier, keep your current 8.2.x.x version of the Windows I/O drivers and do not update to the 9.0.x.x drivers.
Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer) Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is required for single file restore.
As XCP-ng is based on Citrix Hypervisor that has removed support for VSS and quiesced snapshots in Citrix Hypervisor ≥ 8.1 and in version ≥ 9.0.x.x drivers, the following applies: To continue using the quiesced snapshot feature with Windows VMs hosted on XCP-ng 8.0 and earlier, keep your current 8.2.x.x version of the Windows I/O drivers and do not update to the 9.0.x.x drivers. For more information, see XCP ng 8.1 Release Notes and Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Deprecations and removals.
With Oracle databases v. ≥ 12c, multitenant architecture is supported to enable backup and restore of multitenant container databases (CDBs) and pluggable databases (PDBs) in a similar way to traditional Oracle databases (non-CDBs). For details, see Backing up CDBs and PDBs.
All components for setting up the SAP HANA extension are already included in the SEP sesam installation packages. For more information on certified integration with SAP applications, see SAP solutions.
All components for setting up the SAP NetWeaver extension are already included in the SEP sesam installation packages. For more information on certified integration with SAP applications, see SAP solutions.
All required components are included in the SEP sesam Client package. Note that the SEP sesam installation on RHEL changes the permissions of /var/run/postgresql to grant PostgreSQL access rights to the SEP sesam user.
All required components for HCL Domino Server (formerly IBM Domino/Lotus Domino) may already be included in the SEP sesam Client package. If not, you can download the extension from the SEP Download Center.
The following table lists the last available version of SEP sesam Server or RDS components for specified operating systems. You can continue using the last supported version of SEP sesam on these operating systems, but SEP AG no longer provides updates or fixes for the specified versions. The last available SEP sesam Client versions for a platform are still supported.
On older platforms SEP sesam Client component can be used, but it is recommended to combine such clients with the latest SEP sesam Server and RDS components.
SEP announced that it would no longer support SLES 11 SP2, SP3, SP4 with SEP sesam Beefalo, but has re-established support for Beefalo V2, where all SEP sesam Beefalo V2 packages (Server, Client, etc.) can be used. However, Beefalo V2 is the last available SEP sesam release for SLES 11 SP2, SP3, SP4 .
SEP announced that it would no longer support SEP sesam Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 with SEP sesam Beefalo, but has re-established this support already in Beefalo. This actually means that the last available SEP sesam Server release for Windows Server 2008 R2 is Beefalo V2.