Step-by-step – Apache JMeter Ubuntu 20.04 Installation Guide

January 20, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.


  1. 2. Downloading JMeter

    Download Latest Apache JMeter Binaries.

    Apache JMeter .tgz for Linux
  2. 3. Extracting JMeter

    Then Extract into /tmp
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click and Open with Archive Manager:

    JMeter Quick Start for Ubuntu - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/apache-jmeter*.tgz -C /tmp/
  3. 4. Installing JMeter

    Installing JMeter on Ubuntu
    (This for a System-Wide Installation, instead for a Local one store it into the Home Folder.)
    To Swith the Binaries into the Target use:

    sudo mv /tmp/apache-jmeter* /opt/apache-jmeter

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo
    Setting the SuperUser as Owner with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/apache-jmeter

    Finally, make a Symlink to JMeter binary:

    sudo ln -s /opt/apache-jmeter/bin/jmeter /usr/local/bin/jmeter
  4. 5. Setting Up Java

    How to Install Required Oracle Java SE JRE/JDK for Ubuntu

    GNU/LINUX Java SE Installation Guide

    The Oracle JDK 8+ is the Recommended Choice.
    SetUp also the $JAVA_HOME Env. Var.!


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