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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)

Technical requirements

The following tools should be installed and available in your environment:

  • Python 2.7.1x
  • PyCharm Community or Pro Edition
  • EVE-NG topology; please refer to Chapter 3, Setting up the Network Lab Environment, for how to install and configure the emulator

You can find the full scripts developed in this chapter at the following GitHub URL:

Python and SSH

Unlike telnet, SSH provides a secure channel to exchange data between client and server. The tunnel created between the client and the device is encrypted with different security mechanisms that make it hard for anyone to decrypt the communication. The SSH protocol is the first choice for network...