Recently we added support for JDK 11 via a custom RedLine13 plugin. By activating this plugin for a JMeter 5.4 or higher load test, you can elect to run with the Java 11 runtime (versus the default use of the Java 8 runtime).
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 11 Plugin
Once this is added to your account, you can invoke JDK 11 from any JMeter test, provided that you are running version 5.4 or higher:
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:
Note that there will be a message indicating the minimum version of JMeter that is supported, as previously discussed.
At this point when the test is run, load agents will install and run JDK 11 for use with JMeter. UBIK LoadPack
“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.