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How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux?

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

In this article, we will see how to install Apache JMeter in Linux.  Here we will use Ubuntu which is a Linux distribution based on Debian and composed mostly of free and open-source software. JMeter is developed by Java so it is necessary to have java 8 or higher version on your computer.

Checking Java Version:

Use java –version or javac –version to check if java is already installed on your computer or not.

$ java --version

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

If you get the same message then skip step 2 i.e. installation of java and move to step 3.



How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

If you get “java not found” in output, so first install Java.

Installing  Java 11.0

Step 1: Use the following command to install openjdk – 11-jre.

$ sudo apt install openjdk-11-jre-headless

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

Then enter the sudo password and enter “Y” to confirm the download. 

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

It will take some time according to your internet speed.

Step 2: Use the following command to install openjdk-11-jdk.



$ sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk-headless

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

Step 3: If download completes then check again using java –version command.

Installing JMeter

First, we will download the latest JMeter version from the official JMeter website. Go to the given link and click on the “apache-jmeter-5.4.1.zip” link to download the binary zip file of JMeter.

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

After clicking on the zip file a dialog box will appear and check the save file box and click ok. It will start the download.

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

The file will be placed in the Downloads folder. Open the folder, right-click on the zip file and click on Extract here.

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

Now we have successfully downloaded the JMeter and extracted it.

Run JMeter

Open the terminal and use the following command to go to the directory from where we can run JMeter

$ cd Downloads/apache-jmeter-5.4.1/bin

Cd stands for change directory, a Linux command to move between directories.

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

Run the following command to start the JMeter.

$ ./jmeter

This will look like this.

How to Install Apache JMeter on Linux

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