Server command line interface 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 and parameters that can be added to the command to change the command's behavior. This reference lists each command in mvadm, and all argument variations. Access the CLI During installation, a shortcut to the command line interface (CLI) for the SVM is added to the Windows Start menu.