A Configuration specifies how the container is configured (logging, security, data sources, location where to put deployables, etc).
There are 2 main types of Configurations:
- Local Configuration: You use a local configuration when you're using a Local Container. There are 2 local configuration types: Standalone Local Configuration and Existing Local Configuration.
- Runtime Configuration: You use a runtime configuration when you want to access your container as a black box through a remote protocol (JMX, etc). Whereas a local configuration allows you to tune almost all aspects of a container, a runtime configuration only supports configuring container properties that can be modified remotely.