Introduction to Apache JMeter Performance Testing

Introduction to Apache JMeter:  JMeter works only on two fields:

  1. Test Plan
  2. Workbench

Test Plan and workbench

1.Test Plan:

  • Test Plan defines what to test and how to execute no of steps in jmeter.

For ex: Web application as well as the client server application. It can be viewed as a container for running tests.

  • A test plan must have at least one thread group.
  • A complete test plan will consist of one or more elements such as
  • Thread groups
  • Logic controllers
  • Sample-generating controllers
  • Listeners
  • Timers
  • Assertions
  • Configuration elements.


  • It’s Provide a place to store test elements temporarily.
  • JMeter doesn’t save the content of workbench.
  • JMeter only save the content of Test Plan.
  • No relation with the Test Plans.