Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lesson 3 – JMeter Installation and Configuration


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

The output:
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:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79

Install JMeter

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:

%JMeter Location%\bin\JMeter

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