Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Administration Guide

Binding Components

Binding Components are proxies for consumers or providers that are outside the JBI environment. Binding components typically are based on a standard communications protocol, such as FTP, JMS, or SMTP, or a call to an external service, such as SAP or WebSphere MQ.

JBI components have the following lifecyle states:

The JBI Runtime persists the life cycle states of JBI Components. When the server shuts down and then restarts, JBI Components revert to their state at the time the Enterprise Server shut down.

Note –

The JBI runtime attempts to revert to the "desired" state of a JBI component. For example, suppose you tried to start a JBI component but it did not start due to an error in the component. If you restart the Enterprise Server, the JBI runtime attempts to start the component again.

You can do the following operations on the JBI components. For detailed steps, log on to the Admin Console, navigate to the JBI node, click Components and then click Online Help.