It all comes down to a bug essentially where you are running an older kernel that doesn't support the newer Debian templates. The solution is to update your OpenVZ kernel.
Here are some symptoms of the problem/lack of kernel support:
Ubuntu Template 12.04 requires a manual network start:
service networking start
sshd will not start:
PRNG is not seeded
mknod /dev/random c 1 8........
Make sure the module "tun" is loaded on the host.
vzctl set 2000 --devnodes net/tun:rw --save
*Note what's below is what OpenVZ says you need (but I've never had to do it)
vzctl exec 2000 mkdir -p /dev/net
vzctl exec 2000 mknod /dev/net/tun c 10 200
vzctl exec 2000 chmod 600 /dev/net/tun
On the container test the device:
when Something is wrong:........
To enable Fuse to work inside a OpenVZ container it's very simple (although some people say it can't be done).
Remember that on your HN(HostNode) for OpenVZ, Fuse must be installed and the module must be loaded for this to work. In addition remember that you need the Fuse package installed inside the container of course.
vzctl set 2000 --devices c:10:229:rw --save
vzctl exec 2000 mknod /dev/fuse c 10 229
The part that most people forget........