You can add libraries to "lib/ext" folder as follows:
Replace kg.apc:jmeter-plugins-casutg:2.4 with your own artifact in form of:
Guide to ...
You don't need to amend anything in pom.xml file, the changes need to be introduced in JMeter Test Plan, to wit:
Add Backend Listener to your Test Plan
Choose org.apache.jmeter.visualizers.backend.influxdb.InfluxdbBackendListenerClient as the "Backend Listener Implementation"
Change influxdbUrl parameter to match your InfluxDB setup
That should be it, ...
You have a significant number of errors in the jmeter.log file:
so first of all you need to analyze what's going on there, it might be the case the variables are not having respective values.
Remember one simple rule: each JMeter thread (virtual user) must represent a real user using the real browser with its own credentials, cookies, headers, etc.
Assuming you properly configure JMeter and use different credentials, handle dynamic request parameters, etc. - you should be able to replay your test with increased amount of threads (virtual users) ...
Most often this is configuration of the web-application. Each service used could have a cold-start/sleep. The service goes to sleep after X time of being idle, this to save resources. Or it needs to compile/load the run-time after a reboot. Some of our application that run on MS InternetInformationServices take upto 25 seconds to start for the first call.
From my very limited understanding of your question it appears you're looking for Ultimate Thread Group, the relevant configuration would be something like:
You can install Ultimate Thread Group as a part of Custom Thread Groups bundle using JMeter Plugins Manager