I think this was bug that was already fixed.
It might be in 7.1.1.Final or in later versions, can you try wiht 7.1.1 or with latest nightly.
Agree, I think this is a bug in jboss-as-7.1.0.final. When I only change the <domain-controller> argument under slave host's host.xml from
<remote host="master" port="9999" security-realm="ManagementRealm"/>
then everything works fine.
Is there a graceful way, that I can use remote domain controller and not use apache advertise mode?
modcluster & domain management mode have nothing in common.
except the fact that if you run your servers in domain managed enviroment, you can manage many servers from one location.
if you dont need that, than run standalone it will be easier for you.