1. Introduction

The primary goal of the Network UPS Tools (NUT) project is to provide support for Power Devices, such as Uninterruptible Power Supplies, Power Distribution Units and Solar Controllers.

NUT provides many control and monitoring features, with a uniform control and management interface.

More than 170 different manufacturers, and several thousands of models are compatible.

This software is the combined effort of many individuals and companies.

This document intend to describe how to install software support for your Power Devices (UPS, PDU, …), and how to use the NUT project. It is not intended to explain what are, nor distinguish the different technologies that exist. For such information, have a look at the General Power Devices Information.

If you wish to discover how everything came together, have a look at the Project History.