The environment used in production consisting of all the Sectona Platform components as previously mentioned like the OSs, the databases configured with all the different ports. Mapping all the sample assets, networks, accounts and users to manage their access and view sessions. A dedicated test environment; including both server and network components, produces the most reliable results. A test environment setup is a good way to not only get used to the UI but also :-
Testing system updates in your environment before production deployment
Testing component level specific issues like operating system patch dependency etc.
Building plugins or testing system configuration for specific users or interfacing system
Testing mass configuration environment changes like domain user discovery or password management
Creating a replicated production environment
To check the performance of system components
Refer to Installing Sectona Components for building your environment.