Pro Python System Administration

Authors: Sileika, Rytis

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  • This book explains and shows how to apply Python scripting in practice. Unlike the majority of the Python books, it will show you how to approach and resolve real-world issues that most system administrators will come across in their careers.

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As time goes on, system administrators are presented with increasingly complicated challenges. In the early days, a team of engineers might have had to look after one or two systems. These days, one engineer can administer hundreds or thousands of systems.

System administrators are gradually replacing their tools with more advanced and flexible ones. One of the choices is Python. Structurally, Python is a modern, high-level language with a very clean syntax. Python comes with many built-in libraries that can make automation tasks easier. It also has extensive set of third-party libraries and a very active development community. This flexibility makes Python a good choice for a wide variety of tasks, from prototyping science applications to system maintenance and administration jobs.

  • This book explains and shows how to apply Python scripting in practice. Unlike the majority of the Python books, it will show you how to approach and resolve real-world issues that most system administrators will come across in their careers.
  • In this book, you will find several projects in the categories of network administration, web server administration, and monitoring and database management. In each project, we will define the problem, design the solution, and go through the more interesting implementation steps.
  • Each project is accompanied with the source code of a fully working prototype, which you’ll be able to use immediately or adapt to your requirements and environment.

About the authors

Rytis Sileika has over ten years experience in system administration and system design. Previously, he worked as a system integration engineer and platform designer for enterprises, designing and building telecom platforms. Currently, Rytis administers systems in one of the largest online betting exchanges.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Reading and Collecting Performance Data Using SNMP

    Pages 1-39

  • Managing Devices Using the SOAP API

    Pages 41-73

  • Creating a Web Application for IP Address Accountancy

    Pages 75-106

  • Integrating the IP Address Application with DHCP

    Pages 107-135

  • Maintaining a List of Virtual Hosts in an Apache Configuration File

    Pages 137-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Python System Administration
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Rytis Sileika
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2606-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2606-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2605-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
416
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