What's the meaning of log line "Server State transition from INACTIVE to INTER" ?

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Question:

I run Web Agent and I have set the traces to show the statistics about connections to Policy Server.
I see line like this one :

[09/28/2016][13:38:11][13:38:11.253][19415][1709545792][SmClient.cpp:1825][CSmServerHandle::StateTransition][][mywebagent.mydomain.com][44443][][][][]
 [Server State transition from INACTIVE to INTER]

What's the meaning of INACTIVE and INTER ?

Environment:
Web Agent 12.52SP1CR03 64bit on Apache 2.2.31 64bit on SUSE ES 11 64bit
Answer:

These key words are used to give the status of a Web Agent process and its connections.

Transition        Happens when        Explanation

From              To State       
----------        ------------              -----------


                      INIT                         A server is created.

INIT                FAILED                     The server configuration attempt failed. Final state.

INIT                DISABLED                The server has been successfully configured.

DISABLED        FAILED                    The server configuration attempt failed. Final state.

DISABLED        ACTIVE                   The server has been successfully enabled. The initial number
                                                     of connections has been successfully established. A request
                                                     thread tries to enable a server during an attempt to enable a cluster.

DISABLED        INACTIVE                An error has occurred while enabling the server. An error has occurred
                                                     while creating the initial number of connections. A request thread
                                                     tries to enable a server during an attempt to enable a cluster.

ACTIVE            INTER                     A request sent to the server failed. The request thread changes the
                                                     server state to intermediate when it is trying to revive the server.
                                                     Only one thread simultaneously is allowed to attempt to revive a server.

INTER              INACTIVE                A request or the management thread failed to revive the server.

INACTIVE         INTER                     The management thread is trying to revive the server. The management
                                                     thread changes the server state to intermediate prior to reviving the server.
                                                     Only one thread simultaneously is allowed to attempt to revive the server.

INTER              ACTIVE                   A request or the management thread has successfully revived the server.

ACTIVE            DISABLED               The server has been disabled during disabling the cluster.

INACTIVE
INTER