Could you not set the CacheMode MBean attribute in the configuration file from REPL_ASYNC to LOCAL as illustrated below?
In my short bit of testing, this explicitly logged that the JGroups channel would not be opened (regardless of the presence of JGroups protocol stack configuration information in the file).
Yes, Jimmy did read the documentation :-)
Ok, that was a dummy question. I should have read the manual with more attention. I won't do it again, I promise :-)