Common Libraries Used in Automation

This chapter will walk you through how Python packages are structured and the common libraries used today to automate the system and network infrastructure. There's a long growing list of Python packages that cover network automation, system administration, and managing public and private clouds.

Also, it's important to understand how to access the module source code and how the small pieces inside the Python package are related to each other so we can modify the code, add or remove features, and share the code again with the community.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding Python packages
  • Common Python libraries
  • Accessing module source code

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