In order to use that application during this training, you will need to install and configure JMeter on an environment that contain a computer that run the application and a single Web Server that we can use while running our tests.
My suggestion is to build your testing environment on a basic virtualization server (ESXI/Hyper-v) that can host both the JMeter / Web Server that we want to examine during our test examples.
In my tutorials I will use a Microsoft server and excluded the Linux/Mac configurations, if you need further information about this architecture, please contact me and I will advise.
So let's start with the basic preparations that we need, prior to the JMeter implementation:
Step 1: Install the latest JDK version, available at:
After the download and installation process, please verify that the system is updated with the version that you just installed:
Open command console ->
Type: java –Version
Java version "1.7.0_79"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_79-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
Step 2: Configure the JAVA environment
Add the "JAVA_HOME" environment variable to direct to the based directory (the location that host your JAVA configuration files).
In our case:
You can get the latest JMeter version at the Apache software foundation site at:
After the download is finished, just extract the Archive file and put the files in any location on your file system (in my case I put it on the root folder)
How to Run JMeter?
Now, to run JMeter, you need to open the command console and type: