I've posted this question on Stack Overflow as well, so here's a copy and paste of my question (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4260922/debug-vm-with-xdebug-and-phpstorm):
My work setup is a Windows XP host, running an Ubuntu VM LAMP stack. I am using PhpStorm to edit my code on my host Windows machine. Upon saving files are automatically uploaded to the VM via SFTP. Everything works for this process, except debugging.
I have setup PhpStorm to have a server named "UbuntuVM" with the following settings:
Debug session settings:
- Break at the first line
- Wait for connection with ide key: XDEBUG_PHPSTORM
- Upload files to selected server
I am using Chrome with Xdebug Helper, and have set the extension to use "Other" as the IDE, with "XDEBUG_PHPSTORM" as the key.
The VM has the following in the php.ini:
When I set a break point in my IDE, enable the debugger in Chrome, and reload the page, I never hit the break point; and the IDE says "Waiting for connection on port 9000 with ide key 'XDEBUG_PHPSTORM'".
Does anyone have any idea why I'm not hitting my break points?
Thanks in advance,