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iDRAC 8 Update Package Download Error: Causes and Solutions

How to Fix iDRAC 8 RED006 Error When Updating Firmware

If you are using a Dell PowerEdge server with an integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 8, you may encounter an error message when trying to update the iDRAC firmware through an out-of-band interface. The error message is "RED006: Unable to download update package" and it indicates that the iDRAC cannot verify the digital signature of the update package. This can prevent you from applying the latest firmware version and enjoying the benefits of iDRAC 8.

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In this article, we will explain what iDRAC 8 is and why it is important, what causes the RED006 error and how to troubleshoot it, and how to avoid this issue in the future.

What is iDRAC 8 and why is it important?

iDRAC 8 is an embedded management solution that provides comprehensive, agent-free, and secure remote access to Dell PowerEdge servers. It allows you to monitor, configure, deploy, update, and maintain your server from anywhere, anytime, using a web browser, a command-line interface, or a remote management console. iDRAC 8 also integrates with Dell Lifecycle Controller, which simplifies server provisioning and serviceability through a pre-boot environment.