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Getting Started with JMeter

In this video, we will continue our JMeter series, focusing on the performance testing series that we started earlier. We’ll be looking into the details of how to record scripts for application performance testing in JMeter. This is a continuation of our previous video where we discussed the high-level understanding of performance testing and why JMeter is in demand in the market.

Understanding JMeter Capabilities

JMeter is an open-source tool with opportunities for performance testing without the need for scripting knowledge. While it also offers scripting capabilities, we’ll focus on how to record and play with JMeter in this video.

Key Takeaways:

  • JMeter is an open-source tool with performance testing capabilities.
  • Recording scripts in JMeter does not require scripting knowledge.

Configuring JMeter for Recording

In order to do the recording, we will be capturing two types of websites: HTTP and HTTPS. JMeter provides a certificate for secure websites, which needs to be installed to play with HTTPS websites.

Configuration Steps
Open JMeter and navigate to the test plan section
Add a non-test element: HTTP script recorder
Configure request filtering to exclude unnecessary requests

Browser Configuration

We also need to make changes in the browser settings to enable recording. This involves setting up a manual proxy configuration matching the port mentioned in JMeter.

Browser Settings:

  • Configure a manual proxy matching JMeter’s port.
  • Exclude unnecessary requests for performance testing.

"By configuring the browser and JMeter, we ensure smooth recording of test scenarios."

Recording Test Scenarios in JMeter

Once the configurations are in place, we can start recording test scenarios. It involves starting the recording, navigating through the desired website, and then stopping the recording to analyze the captured requests.

Captured Requests
Exclude redundant requests
Analyze valid requests for performance testing

"Analyzing and filtering the captured requests is essential to focus on the actual API requests."

Understanding Recorded Requests

The recorded requests in JMeter provide insights into the actual API and HTTP requests. Understanding and analyzing these requests is crucial for effective performance testing.


  • Analyzing recorded requests is key to successful performance testing.

Overview of Thread Group

The thread group is an essential concept in JMeter, allowing for the simultaneous execution of recorded requests. Understanding how to set up and run these scripts is vital for successful performance testing.

"Thread groups enable the execution of recorded requests, ensuring smooth performance testing."

Conclusion 🌟

In this tutorial, we learned how to configure JMeter for recording, capture and analyze test scenarios, and gained insights into the thread group concept. We are on track to dive even deeper into JMeter and its capabilities in the upcoming videos.

Key Takeaways:

  • Configuring JMeter for recording test scenarios.
  • Analyzing recorded requests and the thread group concept.

"Ensuring proper configuration and understanding of JMeter’s capabilities is essential for successful performance testing."

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