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Mastering Python Networking - Third Edition

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Mastering Python Networking - Third Edition

Overview of this book

Networks in your infrastructure set the foundation for how your application can be deployed, maintained, and serviced. Python is the ideal language for network engineers to explore tools that were previously available to systems engineers and application developers. In Mastering Python Networking, Third edition, you’ll embark on a Python-based journey to transition from traditional network engineers to network developers ready for the next-generation of networks. This new edition is completely revised and updated to work with Python 3. In addition to new chapters on network data analysis with ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, and Beats) and Azure Cloud Networking, it includes updates on using newer libraries such as pyATS and Nornir, as well as Ansible 2.8. Each chapter is updated with the latest libraries with working examples to ensure compatibility and understanding of the concepts. Starting with a basic overview of Python, the book teaches you how it can interact with both legacy and API-enabled network devices. You will learn to leverage high-level Python packages and frameworks to perform network automation tasks, monitoring, management, and enhanced network security followed by Azure and AWS Cloud networking. Finally, you will use Jenkins for continuous integration as well as testing tools to verify your network.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Azure setup

Setting up an Azure account is straightforward. Just like AWS, there are many services and incentives that Azure offers to attract users in the highly competitive public cloud market. Please check out the page for the latest offerings. At the time of writing, Azure is offering big promotions on Artificial Intelligence and Kubernetes services with many amazing products being always free or free for the first twelve months:

Figure 2: Azure portal (source:

After the account is created, we can see the services available on the Azure portal at

Figure 3: Azure services

Before any service can actually be launched, however, we will need to provide a payment method. This is done by adding a subscription service:

Figure 4: Azure subscriptions

I would recommend adding a Pay-As-You-Go plan, which has no up-front costs and no long-term commitment...