Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python: Automate common administrative and security tasks with the most popular language Python
Invent your own Python scripts to automate your infrastructure
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