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Mastering Python Networking - Third Edition

By : Eric Chou
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Mastering Python Networking - Third Edition

By: Eric Chou

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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Setting up Git

So far, we have been using Git to just download files from GitHub. In this section, we will go a bit further by setting up Git locally so we can start committing our files. I am going to use the same Ubuntu 18.04 management host in the example. If you are using a different version of Linux or other operating systems, a quick search of the installation process should land you at the right set of instructions.

If you have not done so already, install Git via the apt package-management tool:

(venv) $ sudo apt update
(venv) $ sudo apt install -y git
(venv) $ git --version
git version 2.17.1

Once git is installed, we need to configure a few things so our commit messages can contain the correct information:

$ git config --global "Your Name"
$ git config --global "[email protected]"
$ git config --list Name[email protected]

Alternatively, you can modify the information...