Description of problem:
"subscription-manager auto-attach" takes the "first" available entitlement offering the required RHEL subscription. I saw a Datacenter Subscription on a standalone system (SFDC 01627925, account 818035), which confused the customer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose an account with a large amount of different entitlements
2. Run subscription-manager auto-attach
A random entitlement is taken.
A useful subscription attached.
From Red Hat point ov view, the most expensive entitlement should be applied (I think about RHEL Premium, RHEL Standard, Developer subscriptions).
From Customer point of view, the least expensive entitlement should be applied.
Datacenter entitlements or products with included RHEL subscriptions (OpenShift, OpenStack, Satellite, ...) should never be applied automatically.
is syspurpose in rhel 8 a first step towards the goal of this bz?
(In reply to Klaas Demter from comment #7)
> is syspurpose in rhel 8 a first step towards the goal of this bz?
Sort of. As RHEL8 doesn't have variants (Server/Workstation/ComputeNode), we needed a means to allow the user to describe the usage of the system.
That data (the system purpose) is fed to the subscription tools (sub-man/Candlepin) as will be used as a heuristic to better attach subscriptions.
If (when?) we chose to implement truly user-specified rules (see also bz1401106), syspurpose would be one of the many parameters the user can use.