Sun GlassFish Message Queue 4.4 Administration Guide

About Shared Topic Subscriptions for Clustered Containers

The Message Queue JMS Resource Adapter provides a special feature called shared subscriptions for containers that support clustering, such as Sun Java System GlassFish Enterprise Server. This feature enables clustered containers to share the load of processing messages for topic subscriptions across the instances of a cluster.

When this feature is enabled, the following behaviors apply:

By default, the shared subscriptions feature is enabled. In some applications that use nondurable subscriptions, however, the shared behavior is not desired. In such cases, the useSharedSubscriptionInClusteredContainer property can be set to false to disable the feature.