Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python: Automate common administrative and security tasks with Python

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Book Description

Invent your own Python scripts to automate your infrastructure

Key Features

  • Make the most of Python libraries and modules to automate your infrastructure
  • Leverage Python programming to automate configurations and administration tasks
  • Efficiently develop your Python skill set

Book Description

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python starts by covering the set up of a Python environment to perform automation tasks, as well as the modules, libraries, and tools you will be using.

We'll explore examples of network automation tasks using simple Python programs and Ansible. Next, we will walk you through automating administration tasks with Python Fabric, where you will learn to perform server configuration and administration, along with system administration tasks such as user management, management, and process management. As you progress through this book, you'll automate several testing services with Python scripts and perform automation tasks on virtual machines and cloud infrastructure with Python. In the concluding chapters, you will cover Python-based offensive tools and learn how to automate your tasks.

By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills of automating several system administration tasks with Python.

What you will learn

  • Understand common automation modules used in Python
  • Develop Python scripts to manage network devices
  • Automate common Linux administration tasks with Ansible and Fabric
  • Managing Linux processes
  • Administrate VMware, OpenStack, and AWS instances with Python
  • Security automation and sharing code on GitHub

Who This Book Is For

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python is for system administrators and engineers who are looking for an alternative to major automation frameworks such as Puppet and Chef. Basic programming knowledge with Python and Linux scripting is necessary.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Setting Up Our Python Environment
Chapter 2. Common Libraries used in Automation
Chapter 3. Setting up your network lab environment
Chapter 4. Using Python to manage Network Devices
Chapter 5. Extract useful data from Network devices
Chapter 6. Configuration generator with Python and Jinja2
Chapter 7. Parallel Execution of Python Script
Chapter 8. Preparing a Lab Environment
Chapter 9. Using Subprocess Module
Chapter 10. Running System Administration Tasks with Fabric
Chapter 11. Generating system reports, managing users and system monitoring
Chapter 12. Interacting with Database
Chapter 13. Ansible for System Administration
Chapter 14. Creating and Managing VMWare Virtual Machines
Chapter 15. Interacting with Openstack API
Chapter 16. Automating AWS with Python and Boto3
Chapter 17. Using SCAPY
Chapter 18. Building Network Scanner using Python

Book Details

  • Title: Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python: Automate common administrative and security tasks with Python
  • Author:
  • Length: 398 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-06-28
  • ISBN-10: 1788998510
  • ISBN-13: 9781788998512
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