have you tried using the javaVMArguments option in arq.xml ?
There is no special handling of those arguments except string splitting, so as far as I can tell, so you should be able to passin both -X or -D type arguments.
I assume your talking about a Managed Container: http://docs.jboss.org/arquillian/reference/latest/en-US/html_single/#container.jbossas-managed-6.configuration
Aslak, will try that.
i think javaVMArguments in arquillian.xml is not the correct place to set that option. set there it would be only available in the JVM of the AS. However the JUnit JVM is the one waiting for the AS to come up. So If you are using Maven I think the correct place is the configuration of your maven-surefire-plugin:
Yes, correct. I missed that one.
They will be passed on to the starting Server, but have no effect there. They are read directly from System.getProperty in ServerManager.