EJB3 subsystem configuration guide

This page lists the options that are available for configuring the EJB subsystem.

A complete example of the config is shown below, with a full explanation of each

<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:ejb3:1.2">
  <session-bean>
    <stateless>
      <bean-instance-pool-ref pool-name="slsb-strict-max-pool"/>
    </stateless>
    <stateful default-access-timeout="5000" cache-ref="simple" clustered-cache-ref="clustered"/>
    <singleton default-access-timeout="5000"/>
  </session-bean>
  <mdb>
    <resource-adapter-ref resource-adapter-name="hornetq-ra"/>
    <bean-instance-pool-ref pool-name="mdb-strict-max-pool"/>
  </mdb>
  <entity-bean>
    <bean-instance-pool-ref pool-name="entity-strict-max-pool"/>
  </entity-bean>
  <pools>
    <bean-instance-pools>
      <strict-max-pool name="slsb-strict-max-pool" max-pool-size="20" instance-acquisition-timeout="5" instance-acquisition-timeout-unit="MINUTES"/>
      <strict-max-pool name="mdb-strict-max-pool" max-pool-size="20" instance-acquisition-timeout="5" instance-acquisition-timeout-unit="MINUTES"/>
      <strict-max-pool name="entity-strict-max-pool" max-pool-size="100" instance-acquisition-timeout="5" instance-acquisition-timeout-unit="MINUTES"/>
  </bean-instance-pools>
  </pools>
  <caches>
    <cache name="simple" aliases="NoPassivationCache"/>
    <cache name="passivating" passivation-store-ref="file" aliases="SimpleStatefulCache"/>
    <cache name="clustered" passivation-store-ref="infinispan" aliases="StatefulTreeCache"/>
  </caches>
  <passivation-stores>
    <file-passivation-store name="file"/>
    <cluster-passivation-store name="infinispan" cache-container="ejb"/>
  </passivation-stores>
  <async thread-pool-name="default"/>
  <timer-service thread-pool-name="default">
    <data-store path="timer-service-data" relative-to="jboss.server.data.dir"/>
  </timer-service>
  <remote connector-ref="remoting-connector" thread-pool-name="default"/>
  <thread-pools>
    <thread-pool name="default">
      <max-threads count="10"/>
      <keepalive-time time="100" unit="milliseconds"/>
      </thread-pool>
  </thread-pools>
  <iiop enable-by-default="false" use-qualified-name="false"/>
  <in-vm-remote-interface-invocation pass-by-value="false"/> <!-- Warning see notes below about possible issues -->
</subsystem>

<session-bean>

<stateless>

This element is used to configure the instance pool that is used by default for stateless session beans. If it is not present stateless session beans are not pooled, but are instead created on demand for every invocation. The instance pool can be overridden on a per deployment or per bean level using jboss-ejb3.xml or the org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.Pool annotation. The instance pools themselves are configured in the <pools> element.

<stateful>

This element is used to configure Stateful Session Beans.

  • default-access-timeout This attribute specifies the default time concurrent invocations on the same bean instance will wait to acquire the instance lock. It can be overridden via the deployment descriptor or via the javax.ejb.AccessTimeout annotation.
  • cache-ref This attribute is used to set the default cache for non-clustered beans. It can be overridden by jboss-ejb3.xml, or via the org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.Cache annotation.
  • clustered-cache-ref This attribute is used to set the default cache for clustered beans.
<singleton>

This element is used to configure Singleton Session Beans.

  • default-access-timeout This attribute specifies the default time concurrent invocations will wait to acquire the instance lock. It can be overridden via the deployment descriptor or via the javax.ejb.AccessTimeout annotation.

<mdb>

<resource-adaptor-ref>

This element sets the default resource adaptor for Message Driven Beans.

<bean-instance-pool-ref>

This element is used to configure the instance pool that is used by default for Message Driven Beans. If it is not present they are not pooled, but are instead created on demand for every invocation. The instance pool can be overridden on a per deployment or per bean level using jboss-ejb3.xml or the org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.Pool annotation. The instance pools themselves are configured in the <pools> element.

<entity-bean>

This element is used to configure the behavior for EJB2 EntityBeans.

<bean-instance-pool-ref>

This element is used to configure the instance pool that is used by default for Entity Beans. If it is not present they are not pooled, but are instead created on demand for every invocation. The instance pool can be overridden on a per deployment or per bean level usingjboss-ejb3.xml or the org.jboss.ejb3.annotation.Pool annotation. The instance pools themselves are configured in the <pools> element.

<pools>

<caches>

<passivation-stores>

<async>

This element enables async EJB invocations. It is also used to specify the thread pool that these invocations will use.

<timer-service>

This element enables the EJB timer service. It is also used to specify the thread pool that these invocations will use.

<data-store>

This is used to configure the directory that persistent timer information is saved to.

<remote>

This is used to enable remote EJB invocations. It specifies the remoting connector to use (as defined in the remoting subsystem configuration), and the thread pool to use for remote invocations.

<thread-pools>

This is used to configure the thread pools used by async, timer and remote invocations.

<iiop>

This is used to enable IIOP (i.e. CORBA) invocation of EJB’s. If this element is present then the JacORB subsystem must also be installed. It supports the following two attributes:

  • enable-by-default If this is true then all EJB’s with EJB2.x home interfaces are exposed via IIOP, otherwise they must be explicitly enabled via jboss-ejb3.xml.
  • use-qualified-name If this is true then EJB’s are bound to the corba naming context with a binding name that contains the application and modules name of the deployment (e.g. myear/myejbjar/MyBean), if this is false the default binding name is simply the bean name.

<in-vm-remote-interface-invocation>

By default remote interface invocations use pass by value, as required by the EJB spec. This element can use used to enable pass by reference, which can give you a performance boost. Note WildFly will do a shallow check to see if the caller and the EJB have access to the same class definitions, which means if you are passing something such as a List<MyObject>, WildFly only checks the List to see if it is the same class definition on the call & EJB side.  If the top level class definition is the same, JBoss will make the call using pass by reference, which means that if MyObject or any objects beneath it are loaded from different classloaders, you would get a ClassCastException.  If the top level class definitions are loaded from different classloaders, JBoss will use pass by value.  JBoss cannot do a deep check of all of the classes to ensure no ClassCastExceptions will occur because doing a deep check would eliminate any performance boost you would have received by using call by reference.  It is recommended that you configure pass by reference only on callers that you are sure will use the same class definitions and not globally.  This can be done via a configuration in the jboss-ejb-client.xml as shown below.

To configure a caller/client use pass by reference, you configure your top level deployment with a META-INF/jboss-ejb-client.xml containing:

<jboss-ejb-client xmlns="urn:jboss:ejb-client:1.0">
    <client-context>
        <ejb-receivers local-receiver-pass-by-value="false"/>
    </client-context>
</jboss-ejb-client>

https://docs.jboss.org/author/display/WFLY8/EJB3+subsystem+configuration+guide

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