FTP Test script in JMeter

Apart from HTTP and HTTPS protocols, Apache JMeter also supports FTP protocol. This post will explain to you how to create a JMeter script for FTP test scenario. Before that let’s figure out the importance of FTP load testing.

Why FTP testing is important?

Load testing of FTP servers is important for determining its capacity and throughput. The performance test checks the impact of the severe load for a prolonged time while transferring the small, medium and large size file.

How to create an FTP test script in JMeter?

Follow the below steps:

For Uploading the file to FTP server:

  1. Select “Test Plan” node
  2. Right-click on the “Test Plan” node
  3. Mouse hovers “Add”
  4. Mouse hovers “Config Element”
  5. Click “FTP Request Defaults”
  6. Provide FTP server name or IP along with the port number
  7. Again, select the “Test Plan” node
  8. Right-click on the “Test Plan” node
  9. Mouse hovers “Add”
  10. Mouse hovers “Thread Group (Users)”
  11. Click “Thread Group”
  12. Provide the number of thread, loop count etc.
  13. Right-click on “Thread Group”
  14. Mouse hovers “Add”
  15. Mouse hovers “Sampler”
  16. Click “FTP Request”
  17. Provide Remote File, Local File, Local File Contents and Login Configuration
  18. Choose put(STOR)
  19. Again, right-click on “Thread Group”
  20. Mouse hovers “Add”
  21. Mouse hovers “Listener”
  22. Click “View Results Tree”
  23. Run your test by providing No. of users
JMeter FTP Test Script
Figure 01: JMeter – FTP Test Script

For Downloading the file from FTP server:

  1. Select “Test Plan” node
  2. Right-click on the “Test Plan” node
  3. Mouse hovers “Add”
  4. Mouse hovers “Config Element”
  5. Click “FTP Request Defaults”
  6. Provide FTP server name or IP along with the port number
  7. Again, select the “Test Plan” node
  8. Right-click on the “Test Plan” node
  9. Mouse hovers “Add”
  10. Mouse hovers “Thread Group (Users)”
  11. Click “Thread Group”
  12. Provide the number of thread, loop count etc.
  13. Right-click on “Thread Group”
  14. Mouse hovers “Add”
  15. Mouse hovers “Sampler”
  16. Click “FTP Request”
  17. Provide Remote File, Local File and Login Configuration. Keep Local File Contents as blank
  18. Choose to get(RETR)
  19. Again, right-click on “Thread Group”
  20. Mouse hovers “Add”
  21. Mouse hovers “Listener”
  22. Click “View Results Tree”

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