D’oh! My Vagrant NFS is slow…

Vagrant is great for various reasons. One of them is that you can describe, version and share your virtual development environments as code. By doing this, you can make sure your setup and the one of your colleagues are identical, which avoids “works on my machine” bugs and discussions. Or it helps you to be able to develop two projects without having to fiddle with configs, for example if you want to use https/443 in two projects, you don’t have to reconfigure your web server every time you switch from project A to project B.

Unfortunately, the performance within the box, especially shared file system related aspects between the host and guest system, is often unsatisfactory. This blog post discusses options which help to optimize the performance.