This section addresses the following configuration topics:
For information about setting up load balancing for message-driven beans, see Load-Balanced Message Inflow.
A message-driven bean is a client to a Connector inbound resource adapter. The message-driven bean container uses the JMS service integrated into the Enterprise Server for message-driven beans that are JMS clients. JMS clients use JMS Connection Factory- and Destination-administered objects. A JMS Connection Factory administered object is a resource manager Connection Factory object that is used to create connections to the JMS provider.
The jndi-name element of the ejb element in the sun-ejb-jar.xml file specifies the JNDI name of the administered object for the JMS Queue or Topic destination that is associated with the message-driven bean.
The container manages a pool of message-driven beans for the concurrent processing of a stream of messages. The sun-ejb-jar.xml file contains the elements that define the pool (that is, the bean-pool element):
For more information about sun-ejb-jar.xml, see The sun-ejb-jar.xml File in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Application Deployment Guide.
Initial and Minimum Pool Size - Specifies the initial and minimum number of beans maintained in the pool. The default is 0.
Maximum Pool Size - Specifies the maximum number of beans that can be created to satisfy client requests. The default is 32.
Pool Resize Quantity - Specifies the number of beans to be created if a request arrives when the pool is empty (subject to the Initial and Minimum Pool Size), or the number of beans to remove if idle for more than the Idle Timeout. The default is 8.
Idle Timeout - Specifies the maximum time in seconds that a bean can remain idle in the pool. After this amount of time, the bean is destroyed. The default is 600 (10 minutes). A value of 0 means a bean can remain idle indefinitely.
For information on monitoring message-driven beans, click the Help button in the Admin Console. In the developer profile, the Monitor tab is accessible from the Application Server page. In the Cluster profile, select the Stand-Alone Instances component, select the instance from the table, and select the Monitor tab.
Running monitoring when it is not needed might impact performance, so you might choose to turn monitoring off when it is not in use. For details, see Chapter 18, Monitoring Components and Services, in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Administration Guide.