I have used session and MDB beans but I would like to use an entity bean for my application to hold a configuration that will persist for multiple clients to read/write. This will be low-med transaction rate. The data it holds will come from muliple sources, not the standard db model. I feel the BMP entity fits this the closest. This bean must be created upon jboss server startup. What is the best way for bean creation on startup, use the scheduler? Examples welcome.