How to use Apache JMeter efficiently with minimal overhead
To run Apache JMeter with minimal resource overhead, follow the following :
- Use Simple Data Writer as listener as it has no display, it just writes results to file. Use csv format instead of xml and store only the response fields required. Once you have the response file, you can load it later using any other listener of choice.
Run JMeter in non-GUI mode. For this use the command
jmeter -n -t myTest.jmx -l myResults.jtl
where myTest.jmx is your test plan file and myResults.jtl is the where you want jmeter to write the response logs.