Installing jMeter on a macOS computer with M1 CPU

Installing jMeter on a macOS computer powered by an M1 CPU is something really easy.

The first thing to do is to verify if you already have installed one of the supported Java version. Here how to check on your computer.

If you don’t have any Java SDK installed on your computer, you need to choose one supported by jMeter: I would suggest to have a look at the official documentation.

In case you want to go for Azul Zulu as I did, be sure to choose the right package: you need to download the one for architecture ARM 64-Bit.

You can download several format, I always prefer the disk image dmg.

Once you mount the dmg, all what you need to do is to double click on the installer:

Now type the command java –version in the terminal and you should have the same output of mine:

Now you’re ready to download jMeter, I suggest the binary in the .tgz package:

Once you downloaded it, double click on the file and it will be automatically unpacked. Now you’re ready to move it in the folder where you store your jMeter setups:

Normally I have several versions of the product based on the one I can find by my customer (or simply the one I need for certain reasons!).

Now move in the bin folder and type ./ as you can see below:

If you arrived here, congratulation! You’ve successfully installed jMeter on you macOS computer running M1 CPU.


  1. Hi, thanks for taking the time to have a look at this article. Please tell me a bit more about your problem and I will be happy to support you.


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