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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

casters-up mode n. [IBM, prob. fr. slang belly up] Yet another synonym for ?broken? or ?down?. Usually connotes a major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is down may be already being restarted before the failure is noticed, whereas one which is casters up is usually a good excuse to take the rest of the day off (as long as you're not responsible for fixing it).
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

casters-up mode [IBM, probably from slang belly up] Yet another synonym for "broken" or "down". Usually connotes a major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is "down" may be already being restarted before the failure is noticed, whereas one which is "casters up" is usually a good excuse to take the rest of the day off (as long as you're not responsible for fixing it). [Jargon File]