Just want to make sure I'm not violating any licensing rules or potentially running into any service issues.
Here is my scenario:
Any thoughts, advice, suggestions you may have for a "newbie" JIRA Admin is MUCH appreciated!!
David L. Ledford, Jr.
Have a look at this KB article: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/changing-server-id-for-test-installations-285839562.html
You might also be better using a development license for your non-production instance: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/how-to-get-a-jira-developer-license-744526918.html
But I guess it sort of answers your "potential problems" question as it says:
Your production installation will not be directly affected if your test server has the same server ID as production. However, application links may be affected if you do not change the server ID. The separate server ID also helps the (Atlassian) support team to distinguish between your servers.
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