I am managing a few stand alone networks, all of these network have not connectivity to the internet and I am trying to deploy ePO within each of these networks.
So far I have stood up a ePO VM that is able to pull from the internet and sync to an FTP repository and I hand carry that into my stand alone networks.
Here is where my issues start. with my ePO servers setup on these stand alone networks I can put the FTP repo in as a Source Site and import the keys from the main server (EPO-MAIN) and it will do a pull but it will not check in the contents of the repo to the down stream servers.
When I go to the Soware Manager section I only see the message "The product catalog has not been downloaded yet."
Is there a work around for this problem?
The software manager section is not going to work, I'm afraid - it needs to be able to see the outside world - so you'll need to manage these machines manually.
Which keys have you imported into the downstream servers? For this to work you need to export the "source" server's master repository public key, and import that to each of the downstream servers.