New Rocky 8 Vagrant Box "vagrant up" Failure

After running vagrant init on rockylinux/8, vagrant up fails.

Here is the transcript:

(base) MacBook-Pro-Glen:rocky8 maclach$ vagrant init rockylinux/8
A Vagrantfile has been placed in this directory. You are now
ready to vagrant up your first virtual environment! Please read
the comments in the Vagrantfile as well as documentation on
[]( for more information on using Vagrant.
(base) MacBook-Pro-Glen:rocky8 maclach$ vagrant up
Bringing machine ‘default’ up with ‘virtualbox’ provider…
==> default: Importing base box ‘rockylinux/8’…
There was an error while executing VBoxManage, a CLI used by Vagrant
for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: [“import”, “-n”, “/Users/maclach/.vagrant.d/boxes/rockylinux-VAGRANTSLASH-8/7.0.0/virtualbox/box.ovf”]

VBoxManage: error: Appliance read failed
VBoxManage: error: Failed to open OVF file ‘/Users/maclach/.vagrant.d/boxes/rockylinux-VAGRANTSLASH-8/7.0.0/virtualbox/box.ovf’ (VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)
VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component ApplianceWrap, interface IAppliance
VBoxManage: error: Context: “RTEXITCODE handleImportAppliance(HandlerArg *)” at line 510 of file VBoxManageAppliance.cpp

I should also note that vagrant init/up works fine for Rocky9 and other distros so I think this may be specific to the Rocky8 box.

Anyone seeing this too?

Please see this post
AFAIK, the version on Vagrantcloud is out-of-date. The solution is to download newer version from