After about 2 hours of trying to get the necessary updates on this new 14G server out of the box, I finally pieced all the incorrect information together and found the working solution. I hope to save someone else the pain and time I experienced by sharing the working solution.
Here is what you need to know:
1. When you set the network settings for the Lifecycle Controller, I could not get the IPV6 to work with Static or DHCP. It will error. Here is what I figured out - just set the IPV4 and leave the IPV6 however you want. Once you hit NEXT, it will check the configuration and give you an error for IPV6 -BUT- it also has already saved the IPV4 settings so now just hit CANCEL. You now have a working IPV4 connection.
2. When you proceed to the Firmware Updates, the Lifecycle Controller will pre-fill the address with downloads.dell.com which you will think would be right, it's not and it won't work. Fill in the old familiar "ftp.dell.com" and forget about all the other fields. That's all you need.
Thank you! I figured out #1 by myself after half an hour, but need you for #2. Incredibly stupid default setting. And why is there no "off" on the IPv6
Big time life saver. Thanks, both your steps helped me out and saved me from wasting more than then 30 minutes I already spent on this on a brand new R640 server.
Dell should really add an option to disable IPv6 and have the correct ftp.dell.com address populated...