TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

v14.0 Optimized Builds - Part 2: Containers

Proxmox, OpenNode & Docker

Following close behind the Optimized Builds Part 1 announcement, I am happy to present Part 2: Container builds. Part 2 includes optimized container builds for:

  • ProxmoxVE (PVE) - Debian based open source hypervisor
  • OpenNode - CentOS based open source hypervisor; and
  • Docker - open source container hosting tool.
  • v14.0 Optimized Builds - Part 1: OVA & VMDK

    I am happy to announce the release of our OVA and VMDK VM builds. 14.0 optimized VM builds can be downloaded from their respective appliance pages (eg. LAMP, WordPress Node.js etc). Alternatively you can download the entire library via one of our mirrors.

    v14.0 stable release - Massive Community Effort!

    Drum roll please... May I proudly introduce: The TurnKey Linux v14.0 release!

    turnkey 14.0 banner

    A long time coming...

    Wow is it mid September already!? What has happened to the year?!

    Marching towards v14.0 RC2

    As anyone who has been paying attention would realise; v14.0RC1 has been out for over a month now. And here at TurnKey central we have been very busy updating the appliances. To be honest I wish that I was announcing the final release, but alas we're not there yet - there's still lots of work to do...

    TurnKey v14.0 RC1 is LIVE! (aka we need YOU!)

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of Core v14.0RC1 and TKLDev v14.0RC1! But first a little history and context... We had always intended to do a v13.1 maintenance release. Ideally it should have been out long ago! Actually we probably should have released v13.2 or perhaps even v13.3 by now, but time just got away from us. :(

    TurnKey 13 out, TKLBAM 1.4 now backup/restores any Linux system

    This is really two separate announcements rolled into one:

    1. TurnKey 13 - codenamed "satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!"

      The new release celebrates 5 years since TurnKey's launch. It's based on the latest version of Debian (7.2) and includes 1400 ready-to-use images: 330GB worth of 100% open source, guru integrated, Linux system goodness in 7 build types that are optimized and pre-tested for nearly any deployment scenario: bare metal, virtual machines and hypervisors of all kinds, "headless" private and public cloud deployments, etc.

      New apps in this release include OpenVPN, Observium and Tendenci.

      We hope this new release reinforces the explosion in active 24x7 production deployments (37,521 servers worldwide) we've seen since the previous 12.1 release, which added 64-bit support and the ability to rebuild any system from scratch using TKLDev, our new self-contained build appliance (AKA "the mothership").

      To visualize active deployments world wide, I ran the archive.turnkeylinux.org access logs through GeoIPCity and overlaid the GPS coordinates on this Google map (view full screen):


    2. TKLBAM 1.4 - codenamed "give me liberty or give me death!"

      Frees TKLBAM from its shackles so it can now backup files, databases and package management state without requiring TurnKey Linux, a TurnKey Hub account or even a network connection. Having those will improve the usage experience, but the new release does its best with what you give it.

      I've created a convenience script to help you install it in a few seconds on any Debian or Ubuntu derived system:

      wget -O - -q $URL | PACKAGE=tklbam /bin/bash

      There's nothing preventing TKLBAM from working on non Debian/Ubuntu Linux systems as well, you just need to to install from source and disable APT integration with the --skip-packages option.

      Other highlights: support for PostgreSQL, MySQL views & triggers, and a major usability rehaul designed to make it easier to understand and control how everything works. Magic can be scary in a backup tool.

      Here's a TurnKey Hub screenshot I took testing TKLBAM on various versions of Ubuntu:

      Screenshot of TurnKey Hub backups

    TurnKey 13.0 release candidate 3 - a community effort!

    Before getting to the release, let's recap on how we got here:

    In June the TurnKey 12.1 64-bit maintenance release was announced, built with the (soon to be released) TKLDev build appliance.

    TurnKey 13.0 ready for community development

    Want to roll your own Debian Wheezy based images? You're in luck because we just finished upgrading TurnKey's build chain, including new versions of TKLDev and TurnKey Core ready for download.

    TurnKey 12.1 64-bit maintenance release built with new tkldev build appliance

    TurnKey 12.1 is out and it's the first 64-bit maintenance release to be built with tkldev - TurnKey's shiny new open appliance build system in a box.

    With 64-bit support out the door, we've also pushed out a round of updates to the Hub so that users can finally deploy TurnKey on all instance sizes.

    Announcing TurnKey Linux 12.0: 100+ ready-to-use solutions


    Ladies and gentlemen, the 12.0 release is finally out after nearly 6 months of development and just in time to celebrate TurnKey's 4th anniversary. I'm proud to announce we've more than doubled the size of the TurnKey Linux library, from 45 appliances to over 100!