by, 04-27-2012 at 08:21 PM (756 Views)
The installation of JMeter (if you would call it an installation) is pretty straight forward. On the website is a link to the download area of stable versions. You also have the possibility to use nightly builds, but this is at your own risk. No guarantee that they work properly. So the advice is always to start with a stable version.
Download the latest version (zip or tgz) and unpack the archive to a local folder. Before starting JMeter it is wise to have a look at the configuration. The jmeter.properties file (located in the bin folder) contains a lot of settings. Most of those settings should be fine for the average user. The file is well documented and easy to read (and change where needed).
Also pay attention to needed additional jars. If you are going to use for example JDBC, JMS or JavaMail additional jars are not included in the JMeter installation. The user guide on the website explains how to use it and where to get it.
Starting JMeter is just a matter of double clicking jmeter.bat in the bin folder.