It is sometimes necessary to shut down the MCU, generally to restart as part of an upgrade (see Upgrading and backing up the MCU). You should also shut down the MCU before intentionally removing power from it.
Shutting down the MCU will cause all conference participants to be disconnected, and allows the MCU to ensure that all data (such as Call Detail Records) is stored correctly. You will lose network connectivity with the MCU for a few minutes while you restart the unit.
To shut down the MCU:
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