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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)

Using Python to Manage Network Devices

Now we have a fair knowledge about how to use and install Python in different operating systems and also how to build the network topology using the EVE-NG. In this chapter, we will discover how to leverage many network automation libraries, used today to automate various network tasks. Python can interact with network devices on many layers.

First, it can handle low-level layers with socket programming and socket modules, which serve as low-level networking interfaces between operating systems that run Python and the network device. Also, Python modules provide higher-level interaction through telnet, SSH, and API. In this chapter, we will dive deep into how to use Python to establish remote connections and execute commands on remote devices using telnet and SSH modules.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Using Python to telnet to devices...