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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)

Installing MySQL on an automation server

The first thing that we need to do is set up a database. In the following steps, we will cover how to install the MySQL database on our automation server, which we created in Chapter 8, Preparing a Lab Environment. Basically, you will need a Linux-based machine (CentOS or Ubuntu) with an internet connection to download the SQL packages. MySQL is an open source DBMS that uses a relational database and the SQL language to interact with data. In CentOS 7, MySQL is replaced with another, forked version, called MariaDB; both have the same source code, with some enhancements in MariaDB.

Follow these steps to install MariaDB:

  1. Use the yum package manager (or apt, in the case of Debian-based systems) to download the mariadb-server package, as shown in the following snippet:
yum install mariadb-server -y
  1. Once the installation has completed successfully...