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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)

Getting ready – installing EVE-NG

EVE-NG Community edition came with two options, OVA and ISO. The first option is to use OVA, which gives you the minimum installation steps required, given that you already have VMware Player/Workstation/Fusion, or VMware ESXi, or Red Hat KVM. The second option is to install it directly over a bare metal server without a hypervisor, this time using Ubuntu 16.06 LTS OS:

The ISO option, however, requires some advanced skills in Linux to prepare the machine itself and import the installation repositories into the operating system.

Oracle VirtualBox doesn't support the hardware acceleration needed by EVE-NG, so it's better to install it either in VMware or KVM.

First, head to to download the latest version of EVE-NG, then import it into your hypervisor. I dedicated 8 GB of memory...