I have an app that has about 30 entity beans and close to the same number of sesssion beans. BIG! I tried previously to develop each of these bean individually with their own ejb-jar.xml, jboss.xml, and jboss-cmp.xml. Then I package them all in my .ear and set the application.xml accordingly. It seems that it cannot unpackage my jars with out exceptioning (my new word) that it cannot find the other jar module. Is there a simple way to tell the app server in what order to unpackage them? Do they use the ejb-ref elements in my ejb-jar.xml? I had tried previously with different scenarios. I was wondering if anyone had the correct way to do this.