Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 2005Q2 Update 2 Administration Guide

ProcedureTo create a JMS connection factory resource

  1. In the tree component, expand the Resources node, then expand the JMS Resources node.

  2. Select the Connection Factories node.

  3. On the JMS Connection Factories page, click New.

    The Create JMS Connection Factory page appears.

  4. In the JNDI Name field, type the name of the connection factory.

    It is a recommended practice to use the naming subcontext prefix jms/ for JMS resources. For example: jms/ConnectionFactory1.

  5. From the Type drop-down list, choose either javax.jms.ConnectionFactory, javax.jms.QueueConnectionFactory, or javax.jms.TopicConnectionFactory.

  6. Select the Enabled checkbox to enable the resource at run time.

  7. In the Advanced area, change values as needed for the connection factory attributes.

    For details about these attributes, see To edit a JMS connection factory resource. The Application Server applies these attributes to the connector connection pool created for the connection factory.

  8. For a JMS connection factory resource, specify the Transaction Support value as follows:

    • Specify XATransaction (the default value) for a resource that can be used for transactions that involve the use of more than one resource within a transaction scope.

      For example, this resource plus a JDBC resource, a connector resource, or another JMS connection factory resource. This value offers the most flexibility. A resource that is configured as XATransaction will participate in two-phase commit operations.

    • Specify LocalTransaction for a resource that can be used either for transactions that involve only one resource within the transaction scope or as the last agent in a distributed transaction that involves more than one XA resource.

      This value offers significantly better performance. A resource that is configured as LocalTransaction will not be used in two-phase commit operations.

    • Specify NoTransaction for a resource that can never participate in transactions.

      This setting is of limited use in JMS applications.

  9. In the Additional Properties area, provide values for properties required by applications. The following table lists the available properties.

    Property Name  



    Specifies a client ID for a connection factory that will be used by a durable subscriber. 


    Specifies the name (and, optionally, port number) of a message broker instance with which applications will communicate. Each address in the list specifies the host name (and, optionally, host port and connection service) for the connection. For example, the value might be earth or earth:7677. Specify the port number if the message broker is running on a port other than the default (7676).

    For details, see the Message Queue Developer’s Guide for Java Clients.

    Default: The local host and default port number (7676). The client will attempt a connection to a broker on port 7676 of the local host. 


    Same as AddressList. This property name is deprecated. Use AddressList instead.


    The user name for the connection factory. 

    Default: guest


    The password for the connection factory. 

    Default: guest


    If enabled (value = true), specifies that the client runtime attempts to reconnect to a message server (or the list of addresses in the AddressList) when a connection is lost.

    Default: true 


    Specifies the number of attempts to connect (or reconnect) for each address in the AddressList before the client runtime tries the next address in the list. A value of -1 indicates that the number of reconnect attempts is unlimited (the client runtime attempts to connect to the first address until it succeeds).

    Default: 3 


    Specifies the interval in milliseconds between reconnect attempts. This applies for attempts on each address in the AddressList and for successive addresses in the list. If the interval is too short, the broker does not have time to recover. If it is too long, the reconnect might represent an unacceptable delay.

    Default: 30000 


    Specifies whether connection attempts are in the order of addresses in the AddressList attribute (PRIORITY) or in a random order (RANDOM).

    RANDOM means that the reconnect chooses a random address from the AddressList. If many clients are likely to attempt a connection using the same connection factory, this value prevents them from all being connected to the same address.

    PRIORITY means that the reconnect always tries to connect to the first server address in the AddressList and uses another address only if the first broker is not available.

    Default: RANDOM


    Specifies the number of times the client runtime iterates through the AddressList in an effort to establish (or reestablish) a connection). A value of -1 indicates that the number of attempts is unlimited.

    Default: 3 

  10. Click OK to save the connection factory.

Equivalent asadmin command


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