Having a power-cycle option doesn't just make things easier; in some cases it's the only solution.
Suppose the router that you need to power-cycle at a remote location owns the location's backhaul connection. If you only have power-off and power-on options, and no atomic power-cycle option, what happens when you try to power-cycle this device?
- You send the RB260GSP a power-off command for the appropriate port;
- The RB260GSP powers down the router;
- Your connection to the location is severed; and
- You drive to the site to power it back on.