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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
Book Image

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)

Visualizing returned data with matplotLib

As an old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. There's a lot of information that could be extracted from the network, such as interface status, interface counters, router updates, packets dropped, traffic volume, and more. Visualizing this data and putting it into a graph will help you to see the big picture of your network. Python has an excellent library called matplotlib ( that is used to generate graphs and customize them.

Matplotlib is capable of creating most kinds of charts, such as line graphs, scatter plots, bar charts, pie charts, stack plots, 3D graphs, and geographic map graphs.

Matplotlib installation

We will start by first installing...