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From "Robin D. Wilson" <>
Subject RE: Using Jmeter in heterogeneous environment
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:27:22 GMT
First, we use POSIX path conventions (e.g., '/' instead of '\' - which works even on Windows).

Second, in our scripts, we use 'relative' paths (e.g., './path/to/file') instead of fully
qualified path (/path/to/file - the '.'
makes all the difference).

Third, in our '' file (in the JMeter './bin' folder), we add this (Windows


Or (Unix style):


This tells JMeter where to start looking for included controllers.

You also might be able to configure some variables, and use those (I haven't tried this) in
your path names...

Robin D. Wilson
Sr. Director of Web Development
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
VOICE: 512-777-1861

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcelo Jara [] 
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 12:24 PM
Subject: Using Jmeter in heterogeneous environment

This may be a unique situation. I currently develop my test plans on my desktop which is running
Microsoft Windows. The load agents
that are responsible for the stress tests, however, are on Linux servers. Is there a way Jmeter
can detect which OS it's running on?
The one case where this is needed is when defining the location of the data files. From my
desktop, I define the path to a network
share (e.g. \\netshare\jmeter\data). On the Linux agents, we mounted that network share to
/mnt. So when the test plan runs on the
Linux agent, it needs to get the data files from /mnt/jmeter/data. 
For now, I've made the data file path a parameter that I can pass in to the test plan, but
was hoping a I can define both paths and
have Jmeter decide which one to use depending on which OS it's running on. 
One way is to use an OS sampler in the setUp thread and try to perform a Windows only command
(dir ?) and see if it returns and
error. I can then assume we're on a Linux server. 

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