The ironjacamar.xml doesn't need an <archive> element, since it knows which .rar it belongs too.
The subsystem:resource-adapters in AS7 contains that element, since it needs to know which .rar to activate.
The <connection-definition> element contains the JNDI name for the CF bound into JNDI based on the MCF instance.
Maybe I didnt explain well... If my ironjacamar.xml contains something like this and my rar is my_example.rar :
<connection-definition class-name="com.deki.example.MyManagedConnectionFactory" jndi-name="java:/eis/MyConnectionFactory" pool-name="MyCciConnectionFactory">
<config-property name="name">My Managed Connection Factory</config-property>
This will bind com.deki.example.MyManagedConnectionFactory under java:/eis/MyConnectionFactory
where jndi-name is required attribute. Is there a way to make com.deki.example.MyManagedConnectionFactory bind to something that depends on the name of deployed archive in this case my_example.rar?
Maybe say jndi-name="MyMCF" but com.deki.example.MyManagedConnectionFactory would bind to say java:/my_example/MyMCF ?
Ah, then no.
You could have multiple activations of the same MCF class, so that would lead to problems.