First, update the virtual machine's system.
After installing the virtual machine, which should be pretty straightforward, you might want to update the system. Be aware that there is a known issue with the
udevlibrary, causing the update of Turnkey appliances process to freeze. To avoid it you should do the update using:
echo udev hold|dpkg --set-selections
Second, install OpenERP, using SISalp's XOE script.
Following the instructions, logged in as root, execute:
chmod 755 install_xoe
And that's it.
The script will create the PostgreSQL database, install the application server, the web server and register them as services. The monitoring and management of the servers can be done through the
xoeutility. For example, use
xoe --statusto check which services are running.
I find very interesting the ability to setup and manage other servers, for training and testing purposes. The documentation also mentions the possibility of setting up backups and e-mail alerts to the system administrator. The tool is rich in features, but it would be nice to have a little more documentation available, such as a good guide for all these functions.
EDIT: install_xoe_openerp is deprecated - install_xoe should be used instead.