I am evaluating Jboss performance for my existing project. The project is in Java and is using JDBC queries.We are planning to include a persistence layer between the application and database. I do not intend changing my existing code to use session beans. I plan to use only the perisistence layer. For this, I wanted to use hibernate persistence. Since Jboss is gong to provide connection pooling & caching features, I wanted to use hibernate persistence through JBoss container. I am not able to make out how to call an entity which is instantiated within Jboss from a java class outside the container. Can you please help me in this issue?