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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)

Common Libraries Used in Automation

This chapter will walk you through how Python packages are structured and the common libraries used today to automate the system and network infrastructure. There's a long growing list of Python packages that cover network automation, system administration, and managing public and private clouds.

Also, it's important to understand how to access the module source code and how the small pieces inside the Python package are related to each other so we can modify the code, add or remove features, and share the code again with the community.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding Python packages
  • Common Python libraries
  • Accessing module source code