Hey guys I want to run a validator and have some general questions that I am still not clear on after reading the material. Please correct me if Im wrong.
- If I want to apply for delegation from the foundation do I have to set up a validator on test net and then apply for delegation? Did I understand it correctly?
- Does the machine have to be just as powerful on testnet? My understanding is that you set up on testnet then wait to get approved for a stake and then set up a second server on Mainnet and I have to run 2 machines 1 on testnet and one on Mainnet? Correct? Just getting pricey with those machine specs and then machine on testnet is completely at my cost.
- How long does it typically take to get approved for delegation?
- I read that datacenter saturation is also important. How can I check if datacenter where I want to run my validator is already saturated or not?