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A lot of times you will need to install some extra plugins that will help you in developing or running the performance tests. For this you will need to use the JMeter Plugins Manager.

Below are the steps needed to install the Plugin Manager and install extra plugins:

How to Install the JMeter

  • Install Apache JMeter ( if you have not already installed JMeter for development please check how this is done in the following blog post: How to install Apache JMeter on Mac)
  • Once installed start JMeter by running:
    • jmeter (from command line if installed with Homebrew)
    • sh jmeter.sh (from command line if installed from the archive)

How to Install the JMeter Plugins Manager

  • Check if you have Plugins Manager installed by clicking on the Options menu – see below image:
Apache JMeter Plugins Manager
  • If the Plugins Manager is not installed you need to install it by downloading the Plugins Manager JAR file and put it into JMeter’s lib/ext directory. Then start JMeter and go to Options menu to access the Plugins Manager.
  • Once installed the Plugins Manager menu item should appear
  • Select which plugins you need to install and start testing

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