jruby -S gem install mongrel_jcluster
jruby -S mongrel_rails jcluster::configure -p 4000 -N 3 -e production -R 20202 -K thesecretkey
jruby -S mongrel_rails jcluster::start
The only difference in the configuration parameters are -R and -K which is the JRuby server port and key respectively. Now, after executing these commands, it will take some time for the mongrels to get online, so be patient (or monitor the progress in the log-files generated).
I need to warn you that this is still quite experimental and not guaranteed to work in any way. =) But it does for me.
Another thing, if you start Mongrel in production mode, the defualt Rails front-page will give you an error if you try to get at the properties. This is the expected behavior in production mode, though, and nothing wrong with JRuby.