Python Networking Masterclass
Python Networking Masterclass
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Python Networking 101
Navigating essentials of networking, socket programming, AsyncIO, network testing, simulations and Ansible
Python Networking 101 is the ultimate guide for aspiring network administrators looking to build their network management and automation skills using Python. With a comprehensive and hands-on approach, this book covers the most important aspects of networking, including network fundamentals, network automation, monitoring, security, topology, and testing.
The book begins with an overview of the Python language and its libraries used for networking tasks. Each chapter then focuses on a specific networking task, providing readers with a deep understanding of the topic and practical demonstrations using Python libraries. By the end of each chapter, readers will be well-versed in the execution and implementation of these tasks.
Throughout the book, readers will learn about the best Python libraries network administrators prefer, including Netmiko, Paramiko, SNMP, Flask, AsyncIO, and more. Practical examples and exercises will help them gain hands-on experience working with these libraries to achieve various networking objectives. The book also discusses advanced network automation techniques, providing insights into network automation frameworks, such as Ansible, and how to build custom network automation solutions using Python.
By the end of the book, readers will be equipped with the knowledge to integrate Python with network management tools, making them efficient and effective network administrators.
- Master Python language and its networking libraries for network administration tasks.
- Monitor and analyze network performance and troubleshoot issues effectively.
- Enhance network security using Python libraries and best practices.
- Get well-versed with Netmiko, Paramiko, Socket, PySNMP, AsyncIO, and SimPy.
- Develop custom network services and interact with RESTful APIs using Python.
- Improve performance with asynchronous programming using AsyncIO in network applications.
- Get hands-on with Ansible to create playbooks and perform every possible network automation.
- Perform network testing and simulation, and analyze results for optimized performance.
- Manage and automate network configuration changes and ensure compliance.
- Leverage advanced network automation techniques and frameworks for efficient administration.
Table of Content
- Introduction to Python and Networking Libraries
- TCP, UDP and Socket Programming
- Working with Application Layer
- Exploring Network Automation
- Network Monitoring and Analysis
- Network Security and Python
- Working with APIs and Network Services
- Network Programming with AsyncIO
- Network Testing and Simulation
- Network Configuration Management
- Ansible and Python
"Python Networking 101" is designed to provide readers with the skills required to excel as a network administrators. The practical approach, coupled with real-world examples, ensures readers can implement the techniques learned in their professional careers. Knowing Python and the basics of computer networks is sufficient, to begin with this book.
Mastering Python Network Automation
Automating Container Orchestration, Configuration, and Networking with Terraform, Calico, HAProxy, and Istio
With "Mastering Python Network Automation," you can streamline container orchestration, configuration management, and resilient networking with Python and its libraries, allowing you to emerge as a skilled network engineer or a strong DevOps professional.
From the ground up, this guide walks readers through setting up a network automation lab using the NS3 network simulator and Python programming. This includes the installation of NS3, as well as python libraries like nornir, paramiko, netmiko, and PyEZ, as well as the configuration of ports, hosts, and servers. This book will teach you the skills to become a proficient automation developer who can test and fix any bugs in automation scripts. This book examines the emergence of the service mesh as a solution to the problems associated with service-to-service communication over time.
This book walks you through automating various container-related tasks in Python and its libraries, including container orchestration, service discovery, load balancing, container storage management, container performance monitoring, and rolling updates. Calico and Istio are two well-known service mesh tools, and you'll find out how to set them up and configure them to manage traffic routing, security, and monitoring. Additional topics covered in this book include the automation of network policies, the routing of workloads, and the collection and tracking of metrics, logs, and traces. You'll also pick up some tips and tricks for collecting and visualizing Istio metrics with the help of tools like Grafana.
- Use of Istio for cluster traffic management, traffic routing, and service mesh
- Utilizing Cilium and Calico to solve pod networking and automate network policy
- and workload routing.
- Monitoring and managing Kubernetes clusters with etcd and HAProxy load
- balancers and container storage.
- Establishing network automation lab with tools like NS3 emulator, Python, Virtual
- Environment, and VS Code.
- Establishing connectivity between hosts, port connectivity, SSH connectivity,
- python libraries, NS3, and network encryption.
Table of Content
- Python Essentials for Networks
- File Handling and Modules in Python
- Preparing Network Automation Lab
- Configuring Libraries and Lab Components
- Code, Test & Validate Network Automation
- Automation of Configuration Management
- Managing Docker and Container Networks
- Orchestrating Container & Workloads
- Pod Networking
- Implementing Service Mesh
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