Executing JMeter Test Plans in Non-GUI Mode

Executing JMeter Test Plans in Non-GUI Mode

3 July 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment QA

JMeter is a powerful tool for performing load testing and performance testing on various types of services. While the GUI mode is user-friendly and offers a great way to design and debug test plans, the non-GUI mode is essential for running tests in a production environment or on a server. This guide will help you transition your JMeter test plans from the GUI mode to the non-GUI mode seamlessly.

Common Issues and Solutions

One of the prevalent issues users face when executing JMeter test plans in non-GUI mode is the inability to open the test plan file. Let’s look into some practical solutions to address this problem.

Issue: “Could not open Test.jmx”

This error typically indicates that JMeter is unable to read the test plan file. Below are some solutions to resolve this issue:

Solution 1: Modify the hashTree Tag

In some cases, the hashTree tag generated by BlazeMeter’s Chrome Extension can cause issues. Follow these steps to modify the tag:

  1. Open your .jmx file in a text editor.
  2. Locate all instances of the <hashTree/> tag.
  3. Modify the tag by adding two asterisks before and after it, so it looks like **<hashTree/>**.
  4. Save the file and try running the test again using the command:
    jmeter -n -t Test.jmx -l results.jtl

Solution 2: Use Quotes for File Names

If the file name contains spaces or special characters, enclosing the file name in quotes can help:

jmeter -n -t "Test.jmx" -l results.jtl

Solution 3: Verify File Name Case Sensitivity

Ensure that the file name specified in the command matches the actual file name, considering case sensitivity:

./jmeter -n -t Plan.jmx -l results.jtl

Note that Plan.jmx and plan.jmx are different. Make sure to use the correct file name.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and advanced configurations, you can refer to our documentation:

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