Format Lun on Storage Array for Database Use

Recently our Storage Array LUN was extended by our Sys Admin group, to allow my DBA team to increase the size of “OCR_VOTE” disk group.  Apparently, this is a new requirement for Oracle Database 12c.  Unfortunately, the Sys Admin group did not format this new extended LUN.

The DBA team has determined we need 50Gig, and this has been confirmed running the Solaris, “format -e” command, and also the “prtvtoc” command.  So, am I totally wrong thinking, my DBA team could just run “format”, select the correct disk, partition, then label, then save?

# format<cr>
Searching for disks ... done


AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
       0. c0t0d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
       /pci@0,600000/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/scsi@1/sd@0,0
       1. c0t1d0 <SUN146G cyl 14087 alt 2 hd 24 sec 848>
       /pci@0,600000/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/scsi@1/sd@1,0
       2. c3t60A98000572D577465346D3936706348d0 <NETAPP-LUN-7330-200.00GB>
       /scsi_vhci/ssd@g60a98000572d577465346d3936706348
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sdrussAsked:
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arnoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The storage admins can only extend the LUN allocation,
Post the partition table do not change parameters.

What filesystem is on the partition where your db is?

Question really deals with whether you can expand the existing partition to take/make use of the additional 50GB, though usually, a new larger LUN should have been created, onto which the data would be transition during a change/offline .....
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