A directory of the vdisk name is created and populated with two files. vdisk.vmdk is the file with the disk data. vdisk.xml is the file containing information about the disk, such as creation time, type:option of disk, and snapshot information. Note that vdisk.vmdk has a suffix of the vdisk type.
# vdiskadm create -s 8g root_disk # ls -l root_disk total 82 -rw------- 1 root root 1114112 May 8 16:15 vdisk.vmdk -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 584 May 8 16:15 vdisk.xml