I have come across yet another issue with the latest migration tools on Multi-Domain management.
Once upon a time, with R6X it was possible to migrate CMAs between platforms freely, except for VSX case. You had to copy 5 directories: $FWDIR/conf, $FWDIR/database, $CPDIR/conf, $CPDIR/database and $CPDIR/registry from one place to another and then run cma_migrate script from MDG or command line.
It was working like a charm. It does not anymore.
R71 documentation is still talking about similar way of migration. Do not be fooled. The documentation is not exactly correct.
The one and only way of migrating CMAs is described in sk60563. The described procedure works, but with limitations. The limitations are: same name and IP address of the CMA!
I had to learn this the hard way while trying to split one existing CMA for my customer.
There is no migration failure. It all finishes successfully. The fun begins when you start the new migrated CMA.
You can still see it on CLI with mdsstat command. But not in MDG. In fact, it starts showing up there, but then is removed from GUI when started. The reason for it is that in the MGMT DB of the CMA the "old" pre-migration name is used for CMA object. MDG gets confused of having two different CMAs with the same name.
More, it is quite not obvious how to remove this CMA, if you want to roll back. I have ended it with deleting the whole customer folder.
Something so simple and effective got broken with SB versions. The question is, how to fix it? I do not have an answer for the moment.
Yet another Support Call has been opened.
Will keep you posted, folks.