Puppet Module for Network UPS Tools (NUT)

nut, ups, puppet
puppet module install bodgit-nut --version 1.0.3



Tested with Travis CI

Build Status Coverage Status Puppet Forge

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with nut
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module ensures that the Network UPS Tools (NUT) are installed and configured.

RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenBSD are supported using Puppet 4.4.0 or later.


What nut affects

This module will potentially configure your host to respond to power failures.

Setup Requirements

On RHEL/CentOS platforms you will need to have access to the EPEL repository by using stahnma/epel or by other means.

Beginning with nut

In the very simplest case, you can just include the following:

include ::nut


The above example is not terribly useful as it does not include any UPS devices, so it should be extended to something like the following:

include ::nut
::nut::ups { 'sua1000i':
  driver => 'usbhid-ups',
  port   => 'auto',
::nut::user { 'local':
  password => 'password',
  upsmon   => 'master',
::nut::user { 'remote':
  password => 'password',
  upsmon   => 'slave',
::nut::client::ups { 'sua1000i@localhost':
  user     => 'local',
  password => 'password',

If the host does not have any UPS device directly attached, but is powered by one which is controlled by another host such as the one above, use the following:

include ::nut:client
::nut::client::ups { 'sua1000i@remotehost':
  user     => 'remote',
  password => 'password',


The reference documentation is generated with puppet-strings and the latest version of the documentation is hosted at


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.4.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7
  • Ubuntu 14.04/16.04
  • Debian 7/8
  • OpenBSD 6.0


The module has both rspec-puppet and beaker-rspec tests. Run them with:

$ bundle exec rake test
$ PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent PUPPET_INSTALL_VERSION=x.y.z bundle exec rake beaker:<nodeset>

Please log issues or pull requests at github.