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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By: Bassem Aly

Overview of this book

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, database 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 security tools and learn how to automate your security tasks. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills of automating several system administration tasks with Python.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Generating System Reports and System Monitoring

Collecting data and generating recurring system reports are essential tasks for any system administrator, and automating these tasks can help us to discover issues early on, in order to provide solutions for them. In this chapter, we will see some proven methods for automating data collection from servers and generating that data into formal reports. We will learn how to manage new and existing users, using Python and Ansible. Also, we will dive into log analysis and monitoring the system Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). You can schedule the monitoring scripts to run on a regular basis.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Collecting data from Linux
  • Managing users in Ansible