SoftLayer_Hardware_Status models the inventory state of any piece of hardware in SoftLayer's inventory. Most of these statuses are used by SoftLayer while a server is not provisioned or undergoing provisioning. SoftLayer uses the following status codes:
*ACTIVE: This server is active and in use.
*DEPLOY: Used during server provisioning.
*DEPLOY2: Used during server provisioning.
*MACWAIT: Used during server provisioning.
*RECLAIM: This server has been reclaimed by SoftLayer and is awaiting de-provisioning.
Servers in production and in use should stay in the ACTIVE state. If a server's status ever reads anything else then please contact SoftLayer support.