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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)

Creating an automation machine on a hypervisor

After downloading the ISO files, we will create a Linux machine over VMware ESXi and KVM hypervisors.

Creating a Linux machine over VMware ESXi

We will use the VMware vSphere client to create a virtual machine. Log in to one of the available ESXi servers using root credentials. First, you will need to upload either the Ubuntu or CentOS ISO to the VMware data store. Then, follow these steps to create the machine:

  1. Right-click on the server name and choose New Virtual Machine:
  1. Choose a Custom installation, so that you will have more options during the installation:
  1. Provide a name for the VM: AutomationServer.
  2. Choose the machine version: 8.
  3. Choose the data store on which the...