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Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By : Bayo Erinle
Book Image

Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By: Bayo Erinle

Overview of this book

JMeter is a Java application designed to load and test performance for web application. JMeter extends to improve the functioning of various other static and dynamic resources. This book is a great starting point to learn about JMeter. It covers the new features introduced with JMeter 3 and enables you to dive deep into the new techniques needed for measuring your website performance. The book starts with the basics of performance testing and guides you through recording your first test scenario, before diving deeper into JMeter. You will also learn how to configure JMeter and browsers to help record test plans. Moving on, you will learn how to capture form submission in JMeter, dive into managing sessions with JMeter and see how to leverage some of the components provided by JMeter to handle web application HTTP sessions. You will also learn how JMeter can help monitor tests in real-time. Further, you will go in depth into distributed testing and see how to leverage the capabilities of JMeter to accomplish this. You will get acquainted with some tips and best practices with regard to performance testing. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to take full advantage of the real power behind Apache JMeter.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Putting it all together

The next step is to instruct JMeter to use InfluxDB as a backing store by writing our test plan metrics to the excilys database we created earlier. This will allow the results of our test plan to be available for consumption in real time by the Grafana Web UI.

To see our results, we will also need to configure at least one dashboard in Grafana. A Grafana dashboard consists of one or more panels used to visualize data in different formats. Configuring a Grafana dashboard, though simple, goes beyond the scope of this book. For our purposes, we will be leveraging a community dashboard provided by NovaTec-APM. It meets our needs and is available at

Importing the Grafana dashboard

To use the community dashboard, we will need to import it. To do that, perform the following:

  1. Open Grafana Web UI by pointing your browser to http://localhost:3000.
  2. Log in with the following credentials:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: admin
  3. Click on the Grafana icon in...