After you close out the settings, the counter log should be started. If not, then start it:
Add the counters from the database by clicking on the log icon from System Monitor and selecting the database via the System DSN we created earlier:
Add counters from the log set:
We can now monitor performance counters from a database:
Here is what the database structure looks like:
The real value of this is that multiple machines can point at the same database so that you can consolidate your counters in one place.