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Unboxing Vagrant


Perhaps you've heard chatter about Vagrant, an awesome cross-platform tool for setting up virtual test environments, but haven't had a chance to play with it, or you'd like to learn a few quick tips on how to get the most out of it.

This mini talk will help you set up better Vagrant environments, including but not limited to the following:

- How to set up a project directory to easily share your files with your VM over NFS for higher performance (and what a few of the drawbacks can be)
- The differences between networking options including host-only networking and bridged networking so that other people on your network can access the VM
- Guest firewall settings and how to easily import databases or files to the guest
- SSH configuration and how you can use Drush aliases to interact with Drupal sites on the guest
- Caching package information on the host for faster rebuilds of the VM