How to Run a New Apache JMeter Load Test

Run a new Apache JMeter Load Test with LoadFocus

It's quite easy to create a new load test for a website or API endpoint using the UI from the New Load Test page. You need to be logged into your account to be able to access this page and create a new test.

Apache JMeter Load Test Configuration

Steps to configure a new load test

1. Choose a Test Name

We automatically generate a test name for your test using the current date and time. You can change the test name for your load test by going to the Test Name input field and setting your own name.

Load Test Name

2. Choose a Test Location

The Test Location is the geographical location from where the virtual clients/users will make requests to your Website/API. More details about the locations see here, also whitelisting IPs details can be found here.

Load Test Locations

3. Load Scenarios

We offer three predefined scenarios to get started fast: Initial Load, Warm-up Load and Moderate Load. You can easily select any of them just by clicking the Apply button visible in the square box.

Load Test Scenarios

4. Test Configuration

The Load Configuration step is the place from where you set up the number of virtual users, test duration or test iterations and ramp up time and the number of steps to ramp up the test to the desired load. Inspect visually with the chart how your load test will run by viewing the Ramp Up Time and Steps and the Duration of the Load Test.

Test Configuration

5. Upload Apache JMeter Scripts

Here is where you need to upload your own JMX test script files. You can upload only one JMX file per test, and multiple CSV files if you need it.

Upload Apache JMeter Scripts

Run JMeter Test and Inspect Results

After you've configured your load test and uploaded all necessary test files, you can start your load test.

For inspecting the results of your Apache JMeter load test, see more here.