BlazeMeter is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly - but everyone needs a bit of help getting started.
Notice the pre-recorded 'BlazeMeter Getting Started Webinar' Video at the bottom of this article.
Create Your Account
First things first, you need an account. If you dont have one, set one up now - its free!
After setting up the account you'll be automatically taken to the main dashboard, which looks like this:
- All available workspaces: You will be presented with all the Workspaces you are a member or owner of as well as your personal account.
- Settings: This brings you to all your profile settings e.g. where you'll find your API Key, change your password and personal details, choose a different time zone, and see details of your Account, Workspaces, User management etc.) Billing info can also be found here in order to view your plan details, credit balance, billing information, Usage report, invoices etc.
- Log Out: This one is pretty self-explanatory.
The Top Navigation Bar
This section of the Dashboard has three main components:
- The 'Projects' tab shows a list of all the projects you have within the Workspace you are using.
- The 'Tests' tab shows a list of your recently visited tests. Click on 'Show all tests' at the bottom of the list in order to open a sidebar with the entire list of tests you have within the Workspace you are currently in.
- The 'Reports' tab shows a list of your recently visited reports. Click on 'Show all reports' at the bottom of the list in order to open a sidebar with the entire list of reports you have within the Workspace you are currently in.
Congratulations! You've set up an account and you're ready to create your first test with BlazeMeter.
Here's how you do it:
There are two main ways to create a Performance test which are described below,
- URL/API Test - Our no-scripting test. The easiest and quickest way to setup a test for basic scenarios, i.e load testing a few URLs with delays between the request. If you want to, you can add headers and request bodies to this test, so it's great for quickly driving traffic to a form or API endpoint if needed. Refer to the article Creating a URL/API Test for the basics, then take a look at the article Scenario Definition - URL/API Test for advanced options.
- JMeter/Taurus Test - Upload your own script. This option runs via Taurus, which supports many various types of testing tools including JMeter, Selenium, and Gatling. You can upload your script directly (Blazemeter will auto-detect what type of script it is) or you can provide your own Taurus YAML configuration file. Refer to the article Scenario Definition (NTC) for more details on how to upload and use your script.