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JMeter is a framework for Java, so the very first requirement is to have JDK installed in your machine.

System Requirement

JDK1.6 or above.
MemoryNo minimum requirement.
Disk SpaceNo minimum requirement.
Operating SystemNo minimum requirement.

Step 1: Verify Java Installation

First of all, verify whether you have Java installed in your system. Open your console and execute one of the following java commands based on the operating system you are working on.

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WindowsOpen Command Consolec:> java -version
LinuxOpen Command Terminal$ java -version
MacOpen Terminalmachine: ~ joseph$ java -version

If you have Java installed in your system, you would get an appropriate output based on the OS you are working on.


java version '1.7.0_25'

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)


java version '1.7.0_25'

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)


java version '1.7.0_25'

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)

If you do not have Java installed, install the Java Software Development Kit (SDK) from We are assuming Java 1.7.0_25 as the installed version for this tutorial.

Step 2: Set Java Environment

Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the base directory location, where Java is installed on your machine. For example −

WindowsSet the environment variable JAVA_HOME to C:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0_25
Linuxexport JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java-current
Macexport JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/Home

Append Java compiler location to System Path.

WindowsAppend the string; C:Program FilesJavajdk1.7.0_25bin to the end of the system variable, Path.
Linuxexport PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin/
Macnot required

Verify Java Installation using java -version command as explained above.

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Step 3: Download JMeter

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Download the latest version of JMeter from For this tutorial, we downloaded apache-jmeter-2.9 and copied it into C:>JMeter folder.

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The directory structure should look like as shown below −

  • apache-jmeter-2.9
  • apache-jmeter-2.9bin
  • apache-jmeter-2.9docs
  • apache-jmeter-2.9extras
  • apache-jmeter-2.9lib
  • apache-jmeter-2.9libext
  • apache-jmeter-2.9libjunit
  • apache-jmeter-2.9printable_docs

You can rename the parent directory (i.e. apache-jmeter-2.9) if you want, but do not change any of the sub-directory names.

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Step 4: Run JMeter

After downloading JMeter, go to the bin directory. In this case, it is /home/manisha/apache-jmeter-2.9/bin. Now click on the following −


After a short pause, the JMeter GUI should appear, which is a Swing application, as seen in the following screenshot −

This is the main page and the default page of the tool.