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Performance testing using JMeter

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  1. 1. EWT Portal Practice Team 2013 JMeter is an open source performance tool is widely used for performance testing variety of applications. This will be a series of posts on how to use JMeter as a performance testing tool. This document will explain how to create a recording of Web Application traffic which you can then captured and be used for playback using JMeter. 1. Download the JMeter from - 2. Extract anywhere, but be sure that the JAVA_HOME environment variable is set to point to the JDK. 3. Run jmeter.bat from $JMETER_DIR/bin 4. Jmeter.bat
  2. 2. EWT Portal Practice Team 2013 5. When JMeter is launched the default items loaded are Test Plan and Work bench. To start with recording using JMeter, A thread group has to be added to the Test Plan 6. Navigate to Test Plan –> Right Click –> Add –> Threads (users) –> Thread Group Add Http Requests defaults to the thread group 7. Navigate to SAS thread group –> Right Click –> Config element –> Http Requests default
  3. 3. EWT Portal Practice Team 2013 8. Configure Http Requests default – Enter the URL that the script has to be generated for in the field Server Name or IP Add a Http Proxy server to the Work Bench
  4. 4. EWT Portal Practice Team 2013 9. Configure the Http Proxy Server with below values Port: 8080 (default value) Target Controller: Test Plan > Thread Group Grouping: Put each group in a new Transaction controller 10. Now configure your favorite browser to send the requests on the port 8080. In case of Internet explorer the steps are as below: Launch IE –> Navigate to tools –> Internet options –> Connections –> LAN Settings –> Check the field “Use a proxy server for your LAN and enter the details as Address: localhost and port 8080. Screenshot attached for reference 11. Now everything is set to start recording the user actions in JMeter Reference :