Another problem I found with configuring the new VOs is that the reconfiguration of the information system on the CE failed. Mike had run config_gip, as has been done forever, but it did nothing. So queues and access rights for the VOs were not published.
There are new YAIM functions, like config_gip_ce, as well as a whole different way of structuring site-info.def. I fiddled with various options in the site-info.def file and even in the YAIM function itself, but I couldn't get it to work properly at all.
In some desperation I hacked the ldif file in the end, which is not a long term option; we really need now to look at the whole way that we structure YAIM for the site (as well as plan migrations to SL4 for BDII, CE and DPM...).