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JMeter Load Testing

This contains an analysis of JMeter, the popular open-source Java-based tool for load testing, in contrast with LoadRunner (which precedes it). This page aims to succintly describe how to install, configure, and use JMeter on Windows, minus the attitude and sales generalizations.

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  • Folders/Env Vars
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  • Properties
  • Test Plans
  • Test Elements
  • JUnit
  • Extending JMeter
  • Custom Monitoring
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      JMeter collects its own metrics from servers under test (such as CPU utilization), so if servers already have monitors in place, it's better to run JMeter without its normal monitors, and have the monitoring software monitor how many thread groups (vusers) is running.

      Here's how to instrument JMeter for the Intersperse console.

      1. Discover jmeter mbeans using the Intersperse JMX Remote Agent.

      2. Open the Jmeter.bat file and add a JAVA_OPTIONS environment variable that uses "-D" to specify several Java variables to JMeter at start-up:


      3. After adding %JAVA_OPTIONS% in Jmeter.bat file, the command to invoke Java should look like this:


      4. Install the Intersperse JMXRemoteAgent into a separate directory on the JMeter machine:
        Launch the Intersperse Installer. Choose "Custom Install" and only select "JMXRemoteAgent".
      5. Invoke the JMX Remote Agent webconsole and add information about the JMeter server. This is done instead of manually editing the JMXRemoteAgent install directory file intersperse.jmxremoteagent.jsr160.servers within .... JMXRemoteAgent\config\JMXRemoteAgent\ where "host" is the machine hosting JMeter:


        Note: The "\:" escape characters are automatically converted.

      6. Save the file and exit.
      7. Start the Jmeter application using jmeter.bat.
      8. Start the Intesperse JMX Remote Agent.
      9. On the Intersperse Console, view the Jmeter Mbeans Thread count, by navigating to "Threading Mbean" along with other Mbean "OS Monitoring" (such as cpu usage and memory usage).

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