I hope that you are talking MANIFEST for ear file.
Since ear file has Manifest and jar file has Manifest.
I am calling it ear-MANIFEST.
Since the file is already in the root, you dont' need the ./ part.
just plan file name.
Hopefully you have the application.xml ok.
Hope it helps.
This should work. Make sure that this is the manifest for your ejb jar, not the ear file. (You're telling your JAR to add the "runtime" JAR to its classpath.) Also, make sure you have a newline after the Class-Path entry. Believe it or not, it won't work without the newline.