The -ds.xml files are used in the full JBoss Application Server to specify datasource configurations.
The jboss-beans.xml is the main configuration file of the embeddable EJB3 container, in which, besides other kernel level beans, you can configure datasources. That is the only thing both files have in common.
Thanks for the reply. So my understanding is that the embedded EJB container will not look for or process the -ds.xml files in any way. Those files are strictly for use by the JBoss application server.
Please correct me if I am wrong, otherwise I don't expect a follow-up.