Correct choices for Satellite 'Change Power State'

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I'd like to use the host action 'Change power state' to gracefully reboot servers after applying security upgrades etc. There's a bunch of different power states listed, which one do I use? What's the difference between 'Poweroff' and 'Stop'? What's the difference between 'Reboot', 'Reset' and 'Cycle'? What is 'Soft'? And finally, where is the info for this written?

Start
Stop
Poweroff
Reboot
Reset
Soft
Cycle