English | 2019 | ISBN: 178913322X | 318 pages | True Retail (EPUB) | 3.90 MB
Mastering Python Scripting for System Administrators: Write scripts and automate them for real-world administration tasks using Python
Leverage the features and libraries of Python to administrate your environment efficiently.
Learn how to solve problems of system administrators and automate routine activities
Learn to handle regular expressions, network administration
Building GUI, web-scraping and database administration including data analytics
Python has evolved over time and extended its features in relation to every possible IT operation. Python is simple to learn, yet has powerful libraries that can be used to build powerful Python scripts for solving real-world problems and automating administrators’ routine activities. The objective of this book is to walk through a series of projects that will teach readers Python scripting with each project.
This book will initially cover Python installation and quickly revise basic to advanced programming fundamentals. The book will then focus on the development process as a whole, from setup to planning to building different tools. It will include IT administrators’ routine activities (text processing, regular expressions, file archiving, and encryption), network administration (socket programming, email handling, the remote controlling of devices using telnet/ssh, and protocols such as SNMP/DHCP), building graphical user interface, working with websites (Apache log file processing, SOAP and REST APIs communication, and web scraping), and database administration (MySQL and similar database data administration, data analytics, and reporting).
By the end of this book, you will be able to use the latest features of Python and be able to build powerful tools that will solve challenging, real-world tasks
What you will learn
Understand how to install Python and debug Python scripts
Understand and write scripts for automating testing and routine administrative activities
Understand how to write scripts for text processing, encryption, decryption, and archiving
Handle files, such as pdf, excel, csv, and txt files, and generate reports
Write scripts for remote network administration, including handling emails
Build interactive tools using a graphical user interface
Handle Apache log files, SOAP and REST APIs communication
Automate database administration and perform statistical analysis
Who this book is for
This book would be ideal for users with some basic understanding of Python programming and who are interested in scaling their programming skills to command line scripting and system administration.
Prior knowledge of Python would be necessary.
Table of Contents
Python Scripting Overview
Debugging and Profiling Python Scripts
Unit Testing – Introduction to the Unit Testing Framework
Automating Regular Administrative Activities
Handling Files, Directories, and Data
File Archiving, Encrypting, and Decrypting
Text Processing and Regular Expressions
Documentation and Reporting
Working with Various Files
Basic Networking – Socket Programming
Handling Emails Using Python Scripting
Remote Monitoring of Hosts Over Telnet and SSH
Building Graphical User Interfaces
Working with Apache and Other Log Files
SOAP and REST API Communication
Web Scraping – Extracting Useful Data from Websites
Statistics Gathering and Reporting
MySQL and SQLite Database Administrations