Introduction to Python Network Automation: The First Journey

Introduction to Python Network Automation: The First Journey
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Book Description
Learn and implement network automation within the Enterprise network using Python 3. This introductory book will be your guide to building an integrated virtual networking lab to begin your Network Automation journey and master the basics of Python Network Automation. 
The book features a review of the practical Python network automation scripting skills and tips learned from the production network, so you can safely test and practice in a lab environment first, various Python modules such as paramiko and netmiko, pandas, re, and much more. You'll also develop essential skills such as Python scripting, regular expressions, Linux and Windows administration, VMware virtualization, and Cisco networking from the comfort of your laptop/PC with no actual networking hardware. Finally, you will learn to write a fully automated and working Cisco IOS XE upgrade application using Python.
Introduction to Python Network Automation uses a canonical order, where you begin at the bottom and by the time you have completed this book, you will at least reach the intermediate level of Python coding for enterprise networking automation using native Python tools. 

What You'll Learn
  • Build a proper GNS3-based networking lab for Python network automation needs
  • Write the basics of Python code in both the Windows and Linux environments
  • Control network devices using telnet, SSH, and SNMP protocols using Python codes
  • Understand virtualization and how to use VMware workstation
  • Examine virtualization and how to use VMware Workstation Pro
  • Develop a working Cisco IOS upgrade application 
Who This Book Is For
IT engineers and developers, network managers and students, who would like to learn network automation using Python.

Content

Chapter 1: Introduction to Python Network Automation
Chapter 2: Learn Python Basics on Windows
Chapter 3: More Python Exercises
Chapter 4: Introduction to VMware Workstation
Chapter 5: Creating an Ubuntu Server Virtual Machine
Chapter 6: Creating a CentOS 8 Server Virtual Machine
Chapter 7: Linux Fundamentals
Chapter 8: Linux Basic Administration
Chapter 9: Regular Expressions for Network Automation
Chapter 10: GNS3 Basics
Chapter 11: Cisco IOS Labs
Chapter 12: Building a Python Automation Lab Environment
Chapter 13: Python Network Automation Lab: Basic Telnet
Chapter 14: Python Network Automation Labs: SSH paramiko and netmiko
Chapter 15: Python Network Automation Labs: cron and SNMPv3
Chapter 16: Python Network Automation Labs: Ansible, pyATS, Docker, and the Twilio API
Chapter 17: Upgrading Multiple Cisco IOS XE Routers
Chapter 18: Python Network Automation Lab: Cisco IOS Upgrade Mini Tools Development
Chapter 19: Python Network Automation Labs: Combining and Completing the Cisco IOS Upgrade Application

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