Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 8.2 Administration Guide

Configuring EJB Pool Settings

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.