Your target deployment topology is probably different from the single-server configuration development environment. In the pre-production environment, deploy i2 Analyze in the deployment topology that matches your intended production deployment.
After you develop the i2 Analyze configuration, you can use a more representative pre-production environment for aspects of the configuration that rely on environment-specific variables. In this environment, deploy i2 Analyze in the same physical deployment topology as the target production deployment. For example, you might modify the configuration to deploy the components of i2 Analyze on multiple servers or with high availability.