Out of the box, it support following technologies:
- Web - HTTP, HTTPS
- WebServices SOAP
- Database via JDBC
- Mail (SMTP, POP3, IMAP)
- Native Command or Shell Scripts
You only need to make sure Java version is 1.5 or higher. You can download/update Java from http://java.com/en.
*** Check version of java http://learnperformancetest.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-check-java-version.html
Installation of JMeter
- First download JMeter from http://apache.claz.org//jmeter/binaries/
- Select latest "apache-jmeter-x.x.zip" file. In our case, we will download "apache-jmeter-2.7.zip"
- Unzip it in somewhere in your computer. In our case, "C:\Program Files\Apache\JMeter"