I want to monitor CPU usage before implementing TDE on several production SQL Servers.
My plan was to use user defined performance counters, over a period of a couple of days, counters as defined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/performance-monitor/monitor-cpu-usage?view=sql-server-2017
I can view data on these counters when just looking at the Performance Monitor graph but the Data Collector sets just show datetime stamps and no counter data.
I'm on a time sensitive project and so I am looking for an alternative to perfmon.... and any advice.
I suppose the cause of the empty counters belongs on serverfault - but I would appreciate a solution if anyone ran into this issue and solved it.