Download a distributed archive from Binaries section of JMeter from Download Apache JMeter page.
Depending on the version you downloaded, check minimal Java version requirements and install Java if needed. Ensure the
JAVA_HOME environment variable is set and points to a correct version.
Extract the distribution archive in the directory of your choice.
Open JMeter UI:
On Windows: navigate to
<jmeter_location>\bin directory and run
On Linux/Mac: navigate to
<jmeter_location>/bin directory and run
jmeter or 'jmeter.sh`.
cd /Users/me/apache-jmeter/bin ./jmeter
Note: if the above command fails with
Permission denied error, set execute permission on
cd /Users/me/apache-jmeter/bin chmod u+x ./jmeter
If you are able to see JMeter UI, basic setup was successful.