I could not determine in which forum I should post. My apologies if this is not the correct forum.
My application requires configuration parameters (like a props file) outside the EAR. For instance, parameters that may be different for different stages of development (dev, qa, prod). I have these right now in a props file located in the conf/ directory since I read somewhere this is on the classpath. Things work good until we get into a clustered environment where the deploy process now gets more complicated.
I'm betting there are solutions more graceful than that I've just described. Custom JMX into our application? A cluster feature I've missed?