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I don't know much about script deployment even if you idea does not seem to bad to me. However, if you want to monitor your linux machines in your process of managing them, I strongly recommand Nagios for this task.

Nagios is a bit a pain to configure (like any linux software, mind you) if you want it to handle more than the usual default tasks, but you have an extensive documentation on their website: nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/toc.html

Of course, it is free ;)