Sharepoint test server configuration

I am attempting to set up a test sharepoint server environment to deploy the current production environment. This will contain a copy of the prod sharepoint Content DB, and will reflect the same general conrfiguration:
-Kerberos authentication
-separate service account for Sharepoint content managment and Sharepoint configuration
-SQL DB server and Sharepoint web components run on separate OS instances
-Sharepoint installed on non-default IIS site, using host headers to direct users to the secondary IP (do we really need a secondary IP???)

I am having some difficulties around Kerberos auth and also with prod DB import. Here are some helpful links: