This section describes the following settings, which apply to all enterprise bean containers on the server:
To override the defaults on a per-container basis, adjust the values in the enterprise bean’s sun-ejb-jar.xml file. For details, see the Application Server Developer’s Guide.
The Session Store Location field specifies the directory where passivated beans and persisted HTTP sessions are stored on the file system.
Passivated beans are enterprise beans that have had their state written to a file on the file system. Passivated beans typically have been idle for a certain period of time, and are not currently being accessed by clients.
Similar to passivated beans, persisted HTTP sessions are individual web sessions that have had their state written to a file on the file system.
The container maintains a pool of enterprise beans in order to respond to client requests without the performance hit that results from creating the beans. These settings only apply to stateless session beans and entity beans.
If you experience performance problems in an application that uses deployed enterprise beans, creating a pool, or increasing the number of beans maintained by an existing pool, can help increase the application’s performance.
By default, the container maintains a pool of enterprise beans.
The container maintains a cache of enterprise bean data for the most used enterprise beans. This allows the container to respond more quickly to requests from other application modules for data from the enterprise beans. This section applies only to stateful session beans and entity beans.
Cached enterprise beans are in one of three states: active, idle, or passivated. An active enterprise bean is currently being accessed by clients. An idle enterprise bean’s data is currently in the cache, but no clients are accessing the bean. A passivated bean’s data is temporarily stored, and read back into the cache if a client requests the bean.