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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python.: Automate common administrative and security tasks with Python


Invent your own Python scripts to automate your infrastructure

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

Book Description

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.

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

Who This Book Is For

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python is for system administrators and DevOps engineers who are looking for an alternative to major automation frameworks such as Puppet and Chef. Basic programming knowledge with Python and Linux shell scripting is necessary.

Table of Contents

  1. Setting Up Our Python Environment
  2. Common Libraries used in Automation
  3. Setting up your network lab environment
  4. Using Python to manage Network Devices
  5. Extract useful data from Network devices
  6. Configuration generator with Python and Jinja2
  7. Parallel Execution of Python Script
  8. Preparing a Lab Environment
  9. Using Subprocess Module
  10. Running System Administration Tasks with Fabric
  11. Generating system reports, managing users and system monitoring
  12. Interacting with Database
  13. Ansible for System Administration
  14. Creating and Managing VMWare Virtual Machines
  15. Interacting with Openstack API
  16. Automating AWS with Python and Boto3
  17. Using SCAPY Framework
  18. Building Network Scanner using Python
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