I was referred to Infura by Stkr.io, which advises to create a beacon node on Infura for use with Stkr Eth2 staking as a Stkr “provider”.
Reviewing the docs on Infura.io, I’m not seeing details of system requirements/node configuration for use with Stkr. Questions:
- Is a separate node required, for which Infura provides the API, or is the Infura project by itself sufficient for the Beacon node?
- I see a lot of validator commands; my understanding is the validator operates automatically, and my job as a validator owner is simply to make sure it keeps running. Is this correct, or does validation require manual tasks?
- If #2 is correct, and the answer to #1 is there is no additional hardware/virtual instance that is required to run a beacon node on Infura, how can I make sure the node is running, and is it still a free service? This doesn’t sound correct, as in the background some resources will be required to make the validation happen.