Homestead on Windows 10: The definitive guideCreated 6 years ago by markbratanov
Try as you might, Windows isn’t very nix friendly. Developing locally is a wonky experience that is far from the poetic solutions found on Mac. But alas, that is no longer true. Homestead on Windows 10 can run comparably to Homestead on OSX.
The secret sauce
You’ll need to download and/or buy the following suite. Each one has their own installation manual, which requires nothing special, so I am simply linking installation guides to each.
- VMWare Workstation Pro 12
- vmware-workstation plugin for Vagrant
- winnfsd plugin for Vagrant
- Homestead v3.0.2
After you’ve initialized Homestead on your computer, you’ll want to edit the
.yaml to look like this:
ip: "192.168.10.10" memory: 2048 cpus: 2 provider: vmware_workstation folders: - map: ~/Code to: /home/vagrant/Code type: "nfs" mount_options: ['nolock,vers=3,udp,noatime']
Key things to note in the yaml above are the provider
vmware_workstation and the folder's
If you do these things, you should experience faster performance on your local development environment. I personally am getting around ~.40ms on average in the CP.
Best of luck!
Nicely done, thanks!