The Fedora TemplateVM

The Fedora TemplateVM is the default TemplateVM in Qubes OS. This page is about the standard (or “full”) Fedora TemplateVM. For the minimal and Xfce versions, please see the Minimal TemplateVMs and Fedora Xfce pages.


To install a specific Fedora TemplateVM that is not currently installed in your system, use the following command in dom0:

$ sudo qubes-dom0-update qubes-template-fedora-XX

(Replace XX with the Fedora version number of the template you wish to install.)

To reinstall a Fedora TemplateVM that is already installed in your system, see How to Reinstall a TemplateVM.

After Installing

After installing a fresh Fedora TemplateVM, we recommend performing the following steps:

  1. Update the TemplateVM.

  2. Switch any TemplateBasedVMs that are based on the old TemplateVM to the new one.

  3. If desired, uninstall the old TemplateVM.


Please see Updating software in TemplateVMs.


Please see Upgrading Fedora TemplateVMs.

Release-specific notes

This section contains notes about specific Fedora releases.

(There is currently no release-specific information documented.)