How to Download and Install Apache JMeter on Windows
Today you’re going to see how to download and install Apache JMeter on Windows.
In four easy steps.
Let’s get this show on the road.
What is Apache JMeter?
Apache JMeter is a load testing tool. It focuses on analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services.
JMeter was originally designed for testing Web applications. Today it has the ability to test many different protocols: HTTP, FTP, JDBC, LDAP, JMS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, TCP, and others.
The JMeter project is part of the Apache Software Foundation. A decentralized open source community of developers.
Step #1: Check Prerequisites
Apache JMeter requires Java to work. So let’s check if you have Java configured on your system.
Click on the search button. Then type “cmd” (without quotes).
If you have Windows 7 click on the Windows button.
Click on the
Command Prompt shortcut.
Wait for the command prompt to open.
Type “java -version” and press
The above command prints the installed Java version.
For JMeter 3.2 and onward you need Java version 1.8 or higher.
If you do not have Java installed on your system. Check following post which details how to install JDK 8 on Windows 10.
Step #2: Download
Head over to the JMeter download page.
Scroll down and locate the
Click on the
At the time of writing the latest JMeter release was version:
Wait for the download to complete.
Step #3: Install
Open the location of the downloaded binary distribution.
Select the ZIP archive file. Right-click and then click on the
Extract All… menu item.
Select an extract destination for the JMeter files.
In this example, we extract in
This extracts all JMeter files under
From now on we refer to this location as
Step #4: Run
You can run JMeter in 3 modes: GUI Mode, Server Mode, and Command Line Mode. Let’s show how to start the graphical user interface.
Note that you should only use the GUI mode for creating the test scripts. Use the NON-GUI mode for load testing.
Navigate to the
[JMETER_INSTALL_DIR] installation directory.
Double click on the
jmeter Windows batch file.
If active, Windows Defender will prevent JMeter from starting. Click on the
More info link.
Run anyway button will appear. Click on it.
After a short time, the JMeter GUI appears.
Congratulations, you have installed Apache JMeter on Windows 10!
Take the next step and learn how to create a basic test plan.
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