Over the last couple of months, I have finally outgrown the Intel NUC I have been using as my virtual machine server. So, I have gotten a new (to me) Dell R730 to use for my development work.
My goal is for the NUC to continue to run 24X7 running my allways on services and the R730 to only run during my work hours. The NUC sips electricity on average it uses just 17 Watts per hour. While the R730 will take a few hundred Watts under moderate load and a bit more than 100 Watts at idle.
Does anyone know if it is possible to run the nuc and the r730 as two nodes in a proxmox cluster and power off the r730 off when it is not in use? I haven’t experimented enough with the clustering aspects of proxmox to understand if the cluster is going to work correctly with only one of two nodes.
High availability and failover is not an issue for me.
For the home laber on a budget. You can learn a lot on a surprisingly small server.