Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python


Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

Book Description

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

    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.


Key Features

  • Make the most of Python libraries and modules to automate your infrastructure
  • Leverage Python programming to automate server configurations and administration tasks
  • Efficiently develop your Python skill set

What you will learn

  • Understand common automation modules used in Python
  • Develop Python scripts to manage network devices
  • Automate common Linux administration tasks with Ansible and Fabric
  • Managing Linux processes
  • Administrate VMware, OpenStack, and AWS instances with Python
  • Security automation and sharing code on GitHub

Table Of Contents


Setting Up Our Python Environment

Common Libraries Used in Automation

Setting Up the Network Lab Environment

Using Python to Manage Network Devices

Extracting Useful Data from Network Devices

Configuration Generator with Python and Jinja2

Parallel Execution of Python Script

Preparing a Lab Environment

Using the Sub process Module

Running System Administration Tasks with Fabric

Generating System Reports and System Monitoring

Interacting with the Database

Ansible for System Administration

Creating and Managing VMware Virtual Machines

Interacting with the OpenStack API

Automating AWS with Boto3

Using the Scapy Framework

Building a Network Scanner Using Python

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