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How to install Legrand UPS Communicator on Linux

This tutorial shows the steps to install Legrand communication software to monitor a directly connected UPS, for example with a USB cable. This software allows you to manage the server and possibly others with the RS module It will be installed in /usr/legrand/upscomm/.

Preliminary notes

This is a 32bits software. To install it on a 64bits server, you have to add the i386 architecture to your system:

dpkg –add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386


To download the software, use the following command:


Extract the files:

unzip ./ tar zxf ./upscomm_1.21.tar.gz

Install UPS Communicator Sever

cd ./upscomm_inst

Then execute the script :


Choose your language and press the space bar to view the license and Y to accept it.

Press Y again to learn more about the modules to install and choose UPS Server (to be installed on the server that is connected to the UPS by a USB cable) You don’t need to install RS System. Answer Y when you are asked to configure the UPS Server Now. It can be configured at any time with the command:


Configure UPS Communicator Sever

When you configure the UPS Server module for the first time, the screen is as follows:


Then hit Enter and choose your UPS System, the communication port (/dev/ttyUSB0 for USB port 0) and a password to protect the configuration.
Go to Events configuration and choose what to do.