Following on from discussion in a topic below (Virtualisation Appliance) I have been testing out Promox VE and its a winner! It does require fairly new hardware (64-bit with Intel/AMD CPU virtual extention) but if you've got a system like that I think its well worth a look as a server platform for install TKL (and other) VMs.
I think it would be a good prototype for Turnkey Linux VE! (If devs choose to tread that path). If someone with the know how could find/modify/design/construct a web interface like theirs you could set it up (like they have) to link to the Turnkey Appliance ISOs from within the web interface (in the download section). Awesome! Or I guess another idea, perhaps Turnkey Linux could offer the Appliance ISOs to the Proxmox Devs?
That brings me to my question, are there any plans to also offer TKL Appliances as OpenVZ Templates? (ie rather than just ISOs.) That would be really handy for me!
Promox have a cool looking tool: 'Debian Appliance Builder' which I was hoping to use to convert TKL Appliances to OpenVZ templates, but unfortunately it only works on 64-bit versions of Ubuntu/Debian. So at this point it looks like I'll have to create my own template from installed TKL Appliance VMs - bugger! I will document my progress and add it to the wiki to help others (and devs?) create TKL OpenVZ templates (assuming I can nut it out).
For devs it may be worthy to note that basic (minimal) OpenVZ templates are downloadable here. The recent (2009-05-19) 32/64 bit ubuntu 8.04 templates (107/110 MB respectively) are there, scroll down for the old (2008-05-13) minimal templates (46/45 MB respectively).