We added support for JDK 11 (and multiple versions of OpenJDK) via a custom RedLine13 plugin. By activating this plugin for JMeter you can override the default version of Java. Currently the OpenJDK plugin is applied as follows:
- OpenJDK(Java) 11 by default for JMeter 5.* and OpenJDK 8 for JMeter 3.3 and 4.0.
- Support for selecting Java versions 8, 11, 17, 18, and 19
Adding the Plugin
Before you can use the RedLine13 JDK 11 Plugin, you will first have to add the “OpenJDK” plugin within the “Plugin Manager”. From the listing of plugins, click on the “+” icon to add to your account:
Once you have done this, the “OpenJDK” plugin should appear under the “Installed” tab, indicating that it is ready to be used with a load test:
Using the RedLine13 JDK Plugin
Once this is added to your account, you can modify the version of JDK used to run your JMeter test.
To use the plugin with a test, expand the “Advanced JMeter Test Options” section, and check “OpenJDK” under “Plugins for JMeter Tests” near the bottom:
At this point when the test is run, load agents will install and run JDK selected for use with JMeter.
“As a customer of RedLine13, we asked for this feature for our upcoming version of UBIK LoadPack Video Streaming performance testing providing support for Low Latency HLS. It was implemented by RedLine13 within a month. The reactivity of the team is very impressive. With this new Java 11 plugin, JMeter users will be happy to be able to use Java 11 which brings many performance improvements.”Philippe Mouawad, Ubik Ingenierie and JMeter Committer
To try the RedLine13 JDK 11 Plugin out for yourself, sign up with a free trial account.