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If a match is not found, the Switch Security module sends a request for the entry to the NSX Controller responsible for the VNI


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This behavior is similar to MAC Table update. If MAC/ARP table entry is not found in ESXi managed table, NSX controller is checked for the entry. Since ARP Table maintained per ESXI and Per Logical switch it is expected that Logical switch looks into its ARP Table before check with NSX Controller's ARP Table