How To Install Apache JMeter on CentOS 7

Install Apache JMeter on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Apache JMeter on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, The Apache JMeter application is open-source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Apache JMeter on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Apache JMeter on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Java.

If you do not have Java installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Apache JMeter.

The first thing to do is to go to Apache JMeter’s download page and download the latest stable version of Apache JMeter, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3.0:


Unpack the JMeter archive to the document root directory on your server:

tar -xf apache-jmeter-3.0.tgz 
cd apache-jmeter-3.0

Finally, the JMeter software will appear on the screen. Optionally if you are using Debian or Ubuntu you can use apt-get to download the latest version like this:

apt-get install jmeter

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Apache JMeter. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Apache JMeter server on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Apache JMeter website.

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