Pro Python System Administration

Pro Python System Administration

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Pro Python System Administration, Second Edition explains and shows how to apply Python scripting in practice. It will show you how to approach and resolve real-world issues that most system administrators will come across in their careers. This book has been updated using Python 2.7 and Python 3 where appropriate. It also uses various new and relevant open source projects and tools that should now be used in practice. In this updated edition, you will find several projects in the categories of network administration, web server administration, and monitoring and database management. In each project, the author will define the problem, design the solution, and go through the more interesting implementation steps. Each project is accompanied by the source code of a fully working prototype, which youa€™ll be able to use immediately or adapt to your requirements and environment. This book is primarily aimed at experienced system administrators whose day-to-day tasks involve looking after and managing small-to-medium-sized server estates. It will also be beneficial for system administrators who want to learn more about automation and want to apply their Python knowledge to solve various system administration problems. Python developers will also benefit from reading this book, especially if they are involved in developing automation and management tools. What youa€™ll learn Solve real-world system administration problems using Python Manage devices with SNMP and SOAP Build a distributed monitoring system Manage web applications and parse complex log files Monitor and manage MySQL databases automatically Who this book is for This book assumes that readers already use Python and are comfortable with the language. The basic knowledge of installing packages on various operating systems is discussed. Table of Contents1. Reading and Collecting Performance Data Using SNMP 2. Managing Devices Using SOAP API 3. Creating a Web Application for IP Address Accountancy 4. Integrating the IP Address Application with DHCP 5. Maintaining a List of Virtual Hosts in an Apache Configuration File 6. Gathering and Presenting Statistical Data from Apache Log Files 7. Performing Complex Searches and Reporting on Application Log Files 8. A Web Site Availability Check Script for Nagios 9. Management and Monitoring Subsystem 10. Remote Monitoring Agents 11. Statistics Gathering and Reporting 12. Distributed Message Processing System 13. Automatic MySQL Database Performance Tuning 14. Using Amazon EC2/S3 as a Data Warehouse SolutionHowever, the complexity of current systems requires new tools, and the Python programming language is one of them. ... You should be able to find additional information yourself; this book gives you a rough guide for how to reach your goal , but you must be ... in early 2015); Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Mike Dawson (Course Technology PTR, 2010); and Core Python Applicationsanbsp;...

Title:Pro Python System Administration
Author:Rytis Sileika
Publisher:Apress - 2014-11-13


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