Xenserver to VMware Ubuntu migration

Preface: Recently inherited position, from a previous IT administration, and trying to learn Linux/Ubuntu on the fly.
So, I'm attempting to convert a Ubuntu server (12.04), over to a newly established VMWare environment with no luck.  Current XenServer environment is 6.1 and VMWare is 6.  I tried using VMWare converter 6 and 5.5, which both reported a successful conversion.  However, when attempting to boot the converted vm, I get, what I'm assuming is a grub menu.   Selecting either the OS or recovery leads to a black screen with a non flashing cursor in the upper left corner.  Opened ticket with VMWare, however, they are unable to duplicate the issue on their side.  I'm wondering if the issue is stemming from it being in XenServer environment, instead of an actual P2V migration.  Any help is appreciated.
KemimolIT EngineerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Really depends if the OS, is supported by VMware Converter, in our experience, it fails many times, with any Linux distro.

So a manual P2V (V2V) is required.
KemimolIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
I listed the OS version and converter version in the original question.  VMWare converter 6 is supposed to support up to Ubuntu 14.  Not sure what you mean about a manual V2V.  Is there a step-by-step guide   to supplement this manual conversion?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Again, VMware Converter, is a free solution, and it does not do a very good job at converting any Linux distribution, supported or not!

V2V (virtual to virtual) conversion, similar to physical to virtual conversion.

some ideas here


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You could also migrate all applications to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS instead, EOL coming etc
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