But is it indeed that complicated? Apparently not. There is a brilliant tool out there called SmartSPLAT.
It allows you just almost everything you might dream of: getting traces, collecting debug information, managing interfaces, preparing SCP transfer, changing cluster parameters, etc. The full list might actually take a couple of pages.
And can you imagine this tool is free of charge?
The author is Çağdaş Ulucan, and we all are grateful for his tremendous job.