I have an MDB deployed within Websphere 6.1 which uses a Listener Port to talk to MQ via JMS.

To initialize the MDB, I use Spring. However, during initialization, one of the beans constructed throws an EJBException which is propogated back to the container. The container then tries intiailization again & again & again in a loop. Is there some what to configure the MDB/EJB to fail on startup when an exception is thrown and not to retry?