Server command-line interface reference You can access the command-line interface (CLI) on the SVM virtual machine to perform basic maintenance tasks. The CLI is a series of commands that you can issue to the mvadm utility. Each command has arguments that can be appended to the command to modify the command's behavior. This reference lists each command in mvadm, and all argument variations. Access the CLI A shortcut to the command-line interface (CLI) for the SVM is added to the Windows Start menu during installation.